Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Silencer #7 Review

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Storytellers: Viktor Bogdanovic and Dan Abnett
Art by: Viktor Bogdanovic, Jonathan Glapion, Mike Spicer, and Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 25, 2018

It seems DC is beginning to cull its New Age of Heroes line. The Immortal Men is the first to go, as it didn't show up in October's solicitations. I bring this up because out of all the books in this line of books, I want The Silencer to stay. I really like this character and it's the best thing that Dan Abnett has done in a very long time.

This issue is also Viktor Bogdanovic's last issue. Yes, he's moving on to better pastures it seems, and Patrick Zircher will be taking over the book, which is completely fine by me. Bogdanovic is one of the most exciting and thrilling artists working today. He and Mike Spicer are such a bright and vibrant combination, and I can't wait to see what they do next. As for this issue itself, Bogdanovic knocks it out of the park. It's a simple story; Honor and her family are in a plane on the way to Action Land, while two assassins are in tow to follow her to Talia al Ghul. 

Honor discovers them and tries to find a way to get rid of them. I'm sure you've heard that old adage that states good comic art entails you being able to read the entire comic without reading the words and being able to understand what's going on. This is the case with this issue. It's clear, energetic, and beautiful. It may be Bogdanovic's best work on this series.

I still do take issue with Abnett's excessive thought boxes. I don't think it's his fault; he may just feel like he has to put something in there in case the art doesn't make something in particular clear enough. The fact that he has to put in a "Zone of Silence off" box whenever Honor snaps her fingers to shut down the Zone just seems to me that he doesn't have enough confidence in the artist to properly convey a scene. I disagree with him if that's the case.

Bits and Pieces:

This was a fun issue, although it's a shame the story didn't move forward much. I'm still into the characters and the art was just fantastic. I'm so excited to see what Zircher brings to the table when he jumps on next month.


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