Ryan Sook turns in a pretty solid film-noir style, as the serial killer is a pretty horrific looking creation, and the city of St. Roch makes for a shadow-filled environment for the monster to prey upon his victims. There's also some solid action sequences in this issue from Hawkgirl's opening encounter with her snitch, to the big action scene where Hawkgirl has her encounter with the serial killer. The final page of the issue also has a nice unsettling feel to it as I was reminded of the truly creepy moments in the "Sandman Mystery Theatre" series, where the killers prepared to do in their victims. I also welcome Greg Land's arrival on the cover, though the image he offers up is a bit conventional. Read Full Review
Worse, even the best of "noir" stories are bad for sales in the modern comic market. Just look at the numbers for such titles as the Monolith, Fallen Angel, or the cancelled Hawkeye series. And these have been well-written titles, to which the pedestrian plot of "Fate's Warning" just can't compare. I think that the current creative team has the potential to deliver on some excellent stories, but I'm afraid that this storyline is going to send the title on a sales plummet that even Hawkgirl will not be able to rescue. Read Full Review
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