Review by: kingpinII

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Avg Rating: 4.5
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Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Steve Epting & Rick Magyar
Colors by Frank D'Armata
Cover by Jock, Dale Keown, & Morry Hollowell

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

When I’m reading this book, I can’t help but imagine that Hickman is not telling a story. But rather, he’s watching the events happen in front of him and simply taking notes.

Even though the story is almost all dialogue, it is far more exciting and intriguing than the usual sequential action genre.

It’s amazing how Hickman takes these people (these heroes) and puts them in situations where they essentially become normal folks like us. Humanizes them as they are grappling forces far beyond their ilk.

Because of this, it’s easy for me to sink into the dialogue. In fact, this issue reads like I’m in the room with them. Watching them while they grapple this impossible task. Watching them react to each others moral mindset while deciding individually and as a group what to do.

It almost seems Hickman’s set himself on an impossible, unpredictable course: narrating a chess game being played by two other people.

What he wrote into the last page of this issue can never be undone — unceremoniously, as a pawn goes down on this chessboard. This course Hickman’s set himself on is unprecedented.

I can’t wait to see what happens.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good

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