reviews by Charlie Wentling
writer: Chuck Dixon
artists: Steve Epting and Rick Magyar
the non-stop action last month, this is a quieter issue. Galvan
is still recovering after being rescued from Negation space
by Aristophanes. The rescue also gave Galvan a feeling of
loyalty towards Aristophanes, which causes conflict with Capricia.
Atlantean warrior thinks the group should continue trying
to awaken the rest of the Atlanteans. Able to pilot his ship,
Thraxis takes everyone from Australia to Atlantis.
and Aristophanes seem to have hidden agendas, so there may
be surprises in store. It is unlikely that either of them
are "traitors", but their goals may be different
than the rest of the Atlanteans. The story ends with an interesting
conversation between Danik and two members of The First. Danik
seems to know who they are, and the relationship may shed
some light on key events in the CrossGen universe.
writer: Tony Bedard
artists: Karl Moline and John Dell
survives the car accident that Sheriff Cisco caused by shooting
out one of her tires. The Sheriff also survives, but his son
Miguel is not so lucky. In a series like this where the afterlife
plays a prominent role, death doesn't necessarily mean that
a character will no longer appear. In fact, Miguel's ghost
stays with Cassie through the entire issue.
flashes between belief and disbelief as Cassie talks to the
ghost of his son. He has no doubts about the werewolf-paramedics
that come after Cassie though. Soon the two black entities
that have been chasing Cassie arrive, but this time she manages
to gain some insight into their nature.
conflict between good and evil is still present. Cassie is
on the run without any goals of her own. She needs to start
taking a more active role in figuring out her abilities and
writer: Ron Marz
artists: Jim Fern and Don Hillsman II
is feeling the pressure of starting a new kingdom for the
lesser races. The mundane details are becoming overwhelming.
Though Ashleigh tries to give him some perspective on recent
events, Ethan still feels like he is responsible for everyone
and Ashleigh watch the sunset they are attacked by a pack
of whiddershins, and Nadia comes to their rescue. Ethan is
grateful, but Ashleigh is suspicious of Nadia.
out that Ashleigh has good reason for her suspicion. Nadia
has been around for quite a while, but now is the first time
that the reader sees events from her point of view. No one
has any idea what her true purpose is. Even though the political
and military conflicts between the Herons and Ravens are over,
the entrance of Nadia's country Tigris is going to quickly
stir things up again.
does the guest art in his first of three issues. His style
is similar to Jim Cheung's but not nearly as polished. Overall
he does show promise.