Written by Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt
Art by Ron Garney
Colors by Bill Crabtree
Letters by Clem Robins
The Rundown: The history of B’s formative time is explored.
In the distant past, B ages to manhood at an alarming rate. He constantly fights for the safety of his village and seeks his father’s approval. Later, B has a serious conversation with his mother about purpose. She then seeks out his father with a request. After a particularly bloody mission, B starts to have regrets. This causes his mother to take action. Meanwhile, in the present, a nefarious plan unfolds.
The Story: There are so many takeaways in this battle heavy adventure. It is interesting to see a character that develops so quickly in youth. And I can’t help but feel empathy for B’s situation. I’m curious how this series will develop, and how it will continue to explore the past. Even though I am enjoying B’s back story, I am interested in the plot involving the scientist he is connected to. And I hope the upcoming content switches between the two eras.
The Art: This is an exciting and gory issue filled with detailed drawings and deep tones. The result is captivating. Each panel adds significant depth to the story. And several made me audibly gasp. The artwork in this edition is very well done and transportive.