By Patrick Bérubé
March 13, 2010 - 17:25
The plot in this volume is a welcome change compared to the previous one. Not that it was actually bad but by presenting a larger and more ambitious story arc, Richard Comely made the reading experience more interesting and engaging. There is a cohesion that I felt was missing that is now very present. It looks like Mr. Comely was much more comfortable with his writing skills later in the series and he was just starting to get the ball rolling. Too bad the series ended with #14. It would have been interesting to see where he could have taken the character next.
The art also sees a nice improvement over volume 1, especially on the colors. I don't know if it's just the restoration process that got better or, if like Richard Comely, George Freeman and Claude St. Aubin grew more comfortable with their skills as the series moved forward, but most of the reservations I had with the first issues are now almost all gone.
I would definitely say that Captain Canuck vol. 2 is an improvement over the previous volume. If you have not enjoyed vol. 1, I suggest that you still give this second hardcover a chance and I would even go as far as to say that you might actually want to start with it if you want to discover the Captain's adventure for the first time.
Rating: 7.5 /10