Each issue so far has focused on one of each of our four heroes. Issues 5 focuses on Philip Verve, and, boy, his story just went full Philip K. Dick. As I was saying, we don’t know our heroes quite well enough for earth-shattering dramas to occur, but what you can expect from this issue and all of the previous issues is a smart jauntiness. Kindt and Torres are having a hell of a good time putting this series together, and you can feel it when you read. It’s infectious.
What I’ve loved about Kindt’s most recent work (including Black Badge and Folk Lords) is that he’s writing stories based almost directly on things he loves which are the hokiest '80s serial TV shows, some of which are fables deeply rooted in our subconscious, and some very relevant pop culture icons. While he’s doing it with a fondness for those stories, he’s also modernizing them in very clever and fun ways, turning age-old tropes on their craniums. Oh, this character is a known misogynist? Give him to Matt Kindt — he’ll sort it out!
Now assembled, Cord leads his heroic team into the field to stop Goldmaze from destroying everything as we know it. You’re not too many issues behind right now. I’d say it’s a good time to dive in and catch up!
Creative Team: Matt Kindt (story), Wilfredo Torres (art), Nayoung Kim (colors), Nate Piekos of Blambot (letters), Anita Magaña (design), Ann Gray (digital technical art), Daniel Chabon (editor)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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