Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Julius Gopez
Publisher: DC Comics
The team is completely split up, and seem to be on three separate sides as the battle looms closer. While there wasn’t too much action in this issue, it didn’t seem like filler, with all three sides more or less explaining their stances. Actually, in a way, it was almost as if the reasons were laid out so the reader themselves could decide who was right and who was wrong.
Tynion split the story into three perspectives, one for each member of the misfit group, and blended them in a way that didn’t seem jumpy or rushed. It’s probably a weird way to put it, but I kind of felt like I was watching an episode of a series, with the way the transitions went, and that’s a good thing.
Even though of the three, he was involved the least, Roy is quickly becoming my favorite under Tynion’s writing. He’s a very ‘working man’s superhero’ if I had to put it into words, genuine, hard working and a little bit kick-butt. And I’m sure I’m not alone in hoping he and Chesire have more interactions in the future, because she’s quickly becoming my second favorite.
The art was pretty good much of the time, though there were a few instances where it made me pause or that I didn’t much like it at all. But they were all minor annoyances, and all was made up for on that last page, with Arsenal looking like a strange sort of Arnold Schwartzeneger action hero, in all the best possible ways.
With a lull in the action, the story keeps going strong. Roy is about to do…who knows what, and I can’t wait to see it.
4 out of 5 nerds