Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Silencer #13 Review

The Secret Origin Of Silencer

Storytelling by V. Ken Marion and Dan Abnett
Inking by Sandu Florea
Colouring by Mike Spicer
Lettering by Tom Napolitano

This is the second issue of this book we've gotten this month. It feels like it's been months since I read the last issue. It's been that kind of month, you know?

I wasn't terribly engaged by this issue. Delving into Honor's past is something I wasn't too interested in seeing explored, but I obviously wouldn't have minded if it was done well. It's not done well here, but I mostly took issue with the pace of this story and the overall plotting. There's a nice structure to this issue in that Honor is having these flashbacks while in the Lazarus Pit, but most of these scenes came across as filler to me.

And with another arc comes another artist. However, we've got V. Ken Marion on art and he's a gem. His art is wonderful and I think this book will suit his talents well. There's a lot of momentum and energy in the layouts and panels, and his character work is very expressive. I don't believe that Marion and colourist Mike Spicer have ever worked together, but their collaboration is certainly very interesting, visually, and Marion's art looks a little bit different than his usual work. It's still very good, though.

Bits and Pieces:

We don't get much in this issue! Flashbacks are peppered throughout and I didn't find them interesting or engaging compared to the flow of the modern-day storyline, which I really wanted to see move along. I'm still on board with this book since I like all the characters, so I have hope it'll pick up next month.


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