Deadshot #2

Writer: Christos N. Gage Artist: Steven Cummings Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 18, 2005

    Steven Cummings art does seem to be at odds with the darker tone of the material, as it's a bright, colourful style that has real difficulty selling the darker moments of the issue. I mean there's a scene where Deadshot is putting a good scare into a pair of dirty cops, and the art seems to of the mind that the intensity of this exchange is best served by a series of mundane visuals, rather than panels that would match the intensity of his comments. The scene where Deadshot tortures the dirty landlord was also a bit cartoonish, which doesn't really help to sell the more unsettling moments of this encounter. There's also a moment where Deadshot pumps a man full of bullets, and the art really struggles to capture the intensity of this sequence. I will give the art credit for it's work on the final page though, as it's a lovely action moment that manages to deftly carry readers into the next chapter. Read Full Review

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