By Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen, Scot Eaton, Drew Geraci, Hi-Fi
“Finally. Your ass is mine.”
This series keeps with the spirit of raising even more questions per issue while giving some hints into answers for others. There was a lot in regards to the cyborg aspect and the inner workings of Cadmus however, and hints were dropped giving some insight to get the ball rolling even faster in this series.
Brian Azzarello and his fellow writers in this issue keep to the same mini-story perspective as they jump around from character to character. Superman’s scene was a highlight, as readers are lead to wonder why he’s been wearing a mask this whole time, and the notion inspires a bit more suspicion and drops some theories to the reader’s attention. A character introduced a bit later in the series but is getting a lot of scene time is Hawkman, and this issue does a good job of fleshing out this character’s ego, and creating some humorous scenes in the process.
Scot Eaton is on pencils this week with Drew Geraci on inks and colors by Hi-Fi. The scenes featuring the trio of Hawkman, Amethyst, and Frankenstein were some of the standouts in this issue – a close up even showing Hawkman as a detailed Val Kilmer/Kurt Russel hybrid during his humorous scenes. Some of the great color play by Hi-Fi comes from a scene where Hawkman is annoyed with his trio’s current standings and slams his right arm into a holding shield. The impact creates electrifying effects as Gercaci’s portrayal of the character vents his frustration.
This issue does a great job of presenting new information to the reader and raises suspicions about a few characters. We’re given key scenes in regards to Superman and Frankenstein with hints being dropped along with the other major players in this story.