The whole staging of the scenes between Shiels and Blair depend on the delicate changes in body language and expression that Gabe Pena easily provides. Transparency's nuances of warm gray shades furthermore imbue atmosphere to help foster the subtext. Pena is not however a perfect artist. Sometimes the male faces look too similar. On occasion, the faces of one character's bone structure changes from panel to panel, and there's also the curious case of the missing name tag on Kyle's shirt. He's in uniform, and all uniforms are shown to have a name plate. Kyle's goes missing only to appear later eventhough he has not moved from his original position. Still, there are worse artistic crimes perpetuated, and these minor misdemeanors are balanced by a flow of movement and an attention to anatomy that make Helios an undeniably attractive work. Read Full Review
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