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After the Cape #2

Writer: Howard Wong, Jim Valentino (plot) Artist: Marco Rudy Publisher: Shadowline Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Apr 20, 2007

    Ultimately, the art makes the best of an already fairly decent story. I somehow feel that the plot has fallen into a slightly more derivative and predictable pattern with this issue, and there's less to mark Wong and Valentino's tale out as original or innovative here than there was in the first issue - especially by the time the "intervention" of Ethan's ex-colleagues has descended into an out-and-out superhero brawl in the book's closing pages. However, the marrying of traditional superhero archetypes to a more grounded examination of Ethan's self-destructive alcoholism is part of the book's core concept, so I perhaps shouldn't criticise it too much for making these elements feel a little overly familiar. It's also perfectly possible that next month's final issue will surprise me, and that there are more twists left in the story of Captain Gravity. Still, even if the story follows what looks to be a predictably downbeat path to its finale, it will have been an above-average minis Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Apr 12, 2007

    The story itself is worthwhile, and I believe the one thing just not clicking with me is the artwork. Its an alternative superhero story that is bound to develop mixed feelings in readers as the line between right and wrong/good and evil is heavily blurred. If you want an alternative take on superheroes, check this out. Read Full Review

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