"Snow Queen" isn't a big story. It's not part of a huge storyarc. It does not involve one of Tom Strong's more super or better-known villains, but the story is as perfect as a snowflake. Read Full Review
I'm a sucker for the stories that play with the idea of a character being trapped outside time to return to a world where everyone they cared for has moved on, and everything they understood to be a constant in their world has been fundamentally altered. In fact the most enjoyable section of this issue was the scene where Tom has to tell Greta that in the time she's been gone he's married, and had a child. There's also some nice awkward tension between Greta and Tom's wife Dhalua as the two women attempt to be cordial with each other, but it's clear that the promise of friendship is a hollow one. I also enjoyed the video tape that the late Dr. Permafrost leaves Tom as it's always nice to see a villain basking in the glory of their one victory over the hero. As for the surprise twist in the final pages I do hope that when Peter Hogan follows up on this he doesn't go for the predictable path of turning Greta into a raging super-villain. However, that last page makes it look like this pat Read Full Review
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