TRUE BELIEVERS PART 2 The Runaways thought they were the only children of super-villains in Los Angeles, but it turns out they're not alone. Victor Mancha is actually the son of one of the most famous villains in the Marvel Universe...but which one?
I give the cover image full marks when it comes to selling the mystery of the identity of this kid's father, as any of the choices that we see behind him would make for an big revelation. Based though on the powers that the teen displays in this issue, it would appear that the villain in the upper left corner would be the lead suspect. In any event moving on to the interior art, Adrian Alphona continues to bring a wonderful sense of energy and clarity to the story, and unlike many of today's artists it actually looks like the artist has a pretty good grasp on the clothing styles that today's teenagers would be wearing. The art also does some solid work on the brief bit of action that we see in the future, as that one page shot of Victorious does a wonderfully sells the idea that this man is a very real threat that needs to be stopped before he can start. The action sequence later in the issue was also deftly presented, with the scene where the giant hand is formed being a particular Read Full Review
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