Carlo Pagulayan and Wellinton Alves offer another solid, visually cohesive collaboration. But in many ways it's the colors of Val Staples that stand out in this issue. The pages transition from organic greens and browns to fiery lava reds and eventually the cold, electronic blues of Tesla's base. The art simply highlights the endless variety of Parker's ongoing storyline. Read Full Review
This issue is a vast improvement on the previous issues, with some great concepts, good fights and some clean fun as Parker begins to have a tighter grip on his character and his plot. With Pagulayan, Alves and Staples being especially strong here, I hope this is an indicative for the next issues of this series. Read Full Review
The uneven art is the area that has me most uneasy. Pagulayan and Alves have worked together before, and Marvel pairs them because their styles are ridiculously similar. Carlo Pagulayan has a crisper, Deodato-like method. Alves' style is scratchier, and his forte is the grim and grotesque. I prefer Pagulayan, but my distaste for the pencils isn't about preference -- it's that Marvel has these two artists working in tandem on single issues. Read Full Review
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