Review by: grifter78

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Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

Alright, we got a little more with this issue than
last.  There wasn’t a single explosion in
this issue but there was a great hand-to-hand fight at the beginning.  But thankfully fighting is not all we get in
this issue as we finally get some revelation here.


When I started reading the issue and the fight began to run
long I was afraid we wouldn’t have room for much else.  Don’t get me wrong, it was an awesome fight
but this series has been leaning more towards action than story since the
beginning so while I was expecting it, I was also hoping for a little more substance
too.  Francavilla continues to deliver
some awesome fights and is still finding new and interesting ways for Garrison
to finish people off.  Then afterwards we
get a pretty funny scene of Garrison and Agent Bracewell in a plane that I
thought was amusing but again I thought we were running out of comic too quick
to fit in more story. 


Thankfully, by the last third of the issue we finally get an
answer to the origin of Garrison.  It’s
not really an original origin and it’s kind of what I anticipated all along but
it’s passable.  It makes sense with
certain real world concerns but as far as comics are concerned, it’s not an
idea we haven’t seen before.  And I don’t
mind revisiting old ideas but I do like them to have some sort of cool new spin
on them (see Ides of Blood).


I’ve already talked at length about the comparisons to a
summer blockbuster movie and you could almost keep a checklist of the cliché’s
here.  This includes the one we get at
the very end of the book which I could see coming a mile away.  Again, not necessarily a bad thing but it
does kind of take the suspense out of the story. 


I am still enjoying this comic but I was kind of hoping
they’d try something new with the story. 
I anticipate next issue we’ll get at least one more good fight and
probably a happy ending but regardless I’m still interested enough to see how
it all ends.  I just wish Mariotte had
taken more chances with this story.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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