By Koncise an out :)
December 30, 2004 - 16:42
This is the gritty side of the Marvel Universe that you don't see everyday. Welcome to the Lower East Side of New York. After Kideon found Cameron bleeding to death at the end of issue #2. The question is, can she save her or will her actions inadvertently lead to more tragedy?
I love the way this story flows. It's not the bright lights of the rest of the Universe and you can really see that. The story skips between two situations and we see how the lives of others can somehow be connected. We get introduced to a mystery girl as well. And you're left wondering what part does she play, but silence sometimes does say more than words. And there are also hints to something far bigger that is somehow guiding Kideon to certain situations.
The art really reflects where the book has its roots set. Middleton has a sublime ability to create characters and landscapes that resonate the story perfectly. Our mystery girl doesn't say anything but the void in her eyes. You feel the pain and torment that her soul is screaming. I have to say as well that she has a young Christina Ricci vibe about her. The cover is beautiful but troubling at the same time. The girl seems to be asking for help, but she also knows it's hopeless. The other thing I find encapsulating about this issue is the colours used. There is a difference from the scenes with Kideon and the scenes with the mystery girl. This is such a perfect expression of the immensity of the situations. Both are bad, but on so many different levels.
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