Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Imperial #???

Writer: Steven T. Seagle

Art: Mark Dos Santos

There's no number on the front of this so I reasonably assumed it was a standalone and it worked perfectly that way. It doesn't take full advantage of the format and the message is on the same level as Star Trek's most mediocre "Ra-Ra Humans! Go, feelings, go!"

But it's good. Satisfying, economical, solidly constructed, and opaque enough that I couldn't tell what was going to happen next. The characterization was a bit thin, but as a standalone you expect that.

It's a bit like a no-hitter in baseball; the idea isn't new, but the execution is impressive.

Subsequent searching reveals that the issue number was on the back of the book. It's #4.

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