Review (Originally Posted on Images Unplugged)
Cover & Solicit 4/5
This issues cover is drawn by the awesome Marc Silvestri. It depicts Ripclaw in the final clings of live as he reaches out for his already dead family.
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
Like last issue, the art was done by Marco Turini (Squadron Supreme, Ant Unleashed) who took over for Marc Silvestri. Marco's art again has me on the fence. The characters look good, and he draws the techno-cybernetics great but there seems to be a lack of detail. I'm also not a fan of the coloring done by both Andy Troy (Spawn, Wolverine Origins) in this issue. For a lot of the issue the colors came off really dark, while other times the colors vivid and well done. I had a really hard time telling the time of day in the issue because of this, in one scene it was bright but in another it seemed overpowered by shadows and ark colors. While it seems like I don't like the art it's not horrible and still very appealing.
Layout & Flow 5/5
I really appreciate that Top Cow takes the time to put in the little previous issue pages. While yes it does take one page away from the comic it helps not only new readers get involved but also everyone else as this is a bi-monthly title, meaning it's been a whole month since we last read issue 7. The pacing throughout was great and easy to follow. I enjoyed how this issue slowed down a little bit and provided more backstory and information on the characters, considering this a reboot most of their history is completely different from the original Top Cow run.
Marc Silvestri (Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, The Darkness) still takes on the writing duties for this issue. This issue starts with a flashback to Killjoy's origin and how she is associated with Cyber Data. Marc does a nice job or introducing her new origin, and also shows a history with Ripclaw and how they met t