Ty Templeton is a name I recall from the olden days of the 80′s black-and-white explosion, but his work in this issue is very accessible, giving the reader what they need to understand about the characters in quick and clear fashion. I don't have a lot of history with any of the characters here (save for Nelvana and Freelance, and that extremely limited) but that doesn't hamper my understanding or enjoyment of the future shock storyline. I hadn't realized that this was a three-issue series when I initially ordered it from Previews in the fall of 2010, but as with most of their offerings, Moonstone delivers an interesting take on superheroics without a lot of the barnacles that you see in the big two comics these days. I'd be really interested in hearing from someone who loves the Canadian heroes and how this story follows through on their childhood memories, but for me it's solid storytelling and nice art. Northern Guard #2 earns a well-deserved4 out of 5 stars overall, adding an Read Full Review
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