Written by Keanu Reeves & Matt Kindt
Art by Ron Garney
Colors by Bill Crabtree
Letters by Clem Robins
The Rundown: B. tells the story of his birth and early years, as Dr. Ajuha tries to unlock his mysterious physical condition.
When B. begins the account of his history, he is interrupted by Diana. She already knows his general story and implores him to tell a deeper and more personal rendition. B. then recounts the circumstances surrounding his birth and his deadly childhood activities.
The Story: Reeves and Kindt continue to impress me with their work. B.’s narrative is compelling and filled with emotion. The violent and explosive action sequences are enjoyable and fit perfectly into the tale. The highs and lows felt with the turn of each page kept me on edge and impatient for more. I am fully invested in this story and look forward to the next edition.
The Art: Garney uses beautifully detailed drawings in this issue. These are enhanced by the cool toned color palettes designed by Crabtree. The result is absolutely stunning. In several pages, wordless panels are used to tell the story. And it absolutely works. I can’t say enough good things about the engaging intensity of the artwork created in this series.