It’s been over two months since the last issue of Velvet came out, and, in that time, especially with such an intricate plotline, it’s entirely possible the reader may have lost track of exactly what’s going on. Fortunately, this issue is less a direct continuation of the ongoing sequence of events, and more background. We get to see flashbacks to Velvet’s early days in X-Ops, as well as her recruitment and subsequent training. In short, after spending several months getting to know this woman through her actions and reactions in a series of heightened circumstances, we finally get a good look at just who she is and how she came to be.
The writing is excellent, as always, and the art is great. There’s not quite as much action in this issue as in previous ones, but there’s certainly enough to keep it exciting. Honestly, there’s little to say about Velvet at this point in the run, other than what I’ve been saying since the first issue: it’s a great comic, very original, and definitely worth reading. If you’ve been reading it already, then you’ll definitely want to continue with this issue. If you haven’t read it yet, then you’ll want to start at the beginning, obviously. But, either way, if you’re at all a fan of spy stories, Velvet is a comic you won’t want to miss.