Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Silencer #14 Review

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

This book has essentially entered a new phase of the story. While it was primarily focused on Honor's struggle with keeping her past life buried in the past while raising her new family, it is now mostly concerned with the rise of Leviathan as headed by Talia al Ghul, which apparently ripple through some other books, mainly Action Comics.

I like this shift to expand into the overall DC Universe, and I think that V. Ken Marion and Dan Abnett do a great job at nonetheless focusing on Honor and her new mission within the organization. There's an interesting twist to it that really excites me going forward too.

Marion is such a great fit for this book. His storytelling and figure work are wild and expressionistic and Silencer's Zone of Silence works perfectly for him, allowing him to go all out and use every possible inch of the page to deliver very detailed action. Marion seems like the perfect combination of every artist who has worked on this book prior to him, and I'm overall very satisfied with the artistic direction of this book.

Marion and Abnett throw in a few scenes depicting Honor's family and what they're going through. While their son remains the clueless idiot he's always been portrayed as her husband is certainly crushed and it seems that he may not be as clueless about Honor's past as he once was. It's a neat little wrench for Abnett to throw in the mix that makes things more dynamic.

Bits and Pieces:

I liked this issue quite a bit. The scope feels expanded but still grounded and focused, and the art by Marion is a delight. I'm looking forward to seeing how this book will connect to the wider universe.


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