Welcome to Tranquility #7
By Zak Edwards
June 9, 2007 - 01:38
Welcome to Tranquility begins its second story arc in this issue and it still has all the elements that kept me with it since issue 1. The characters in Gail Simone’s super-hero retirement community are very endearing, playing off of classic stereotypes about seniors and rebel teenagers. There is a charm about this book and its main players that keeps it at the top of my pile when I go pick it up every month. In this issue, Gail Simone does a good job of introducing new readers to the town of Tranquility while allowing for some plot build-up, action, and very good character interaction.
Gail Simone’s writing shows how well she knows how people interact, she is a master of dialogue. Her characters interact so naturally and fluidly, talking with each other rather than at each other. I was particularly fond of the discussion between Zeke and Bad Dog, as well as still loving Emoticon and Sheriff Tommy. My only complaint was the movie sequence could get a little confusing as it was broken up. Two different dialogues going on on the same panel can become very confusing. Other than that minor hiccup, the comic continues to shine as a fresh take on the super-hero genre.
Neil Googe continues to do a very good job for the art, the characters are all very expressive and display their age without having faces lost in a whole bunch of wrinkles. I hope this team stays together on this project for a long time as they compliment each other very well.
As for the story at the back of the issue, I enjoy these little tidbit stories that have appeared through-out the series so far, allowing for some nostalgic comic action as well as a hint into some of the character’s histories. The story is very quick, well written by Simone and pencilled by Stephen Molnar, and adds to the whole Tranquility experience.
9/10 Gail Simone’s characters continue to shine with the help of Neil Googe. Go Teamwork!
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