Written by Keanu Reeves & Matt Kindt
Art by Ron Garney
Colors by Bill Crabtree
Letters by Clem Robins
The Rundown: B continues to detail the history of his youth.
B expresses his disdain for the methods used to research his condition. Later, Diana plays a recording of their session. In the distant past, B’s parents argue over a mysterious relic, but are soon interrupted by an enemy’s threat. Afterwards, B assists his father and a group of warriors in battle. After a disturbing loss, the company returns home to find their village in an unexpected condition. B then decides to take deadly action. And a final confrontation leads to a shocking discovery. In the present, Diana makes an important decision.
The Story: Reeves and Kindt deliver an action packed chapter filled with stunning revelations and intense combat. I was completely enraptured by B’s story and each page left me impatient for more. Despite the emphasis on violence and warfare, I am most interested in the relationship dynamics at play within the episode. I empathized with B’s mother and found sorrow in B’s loss of humanity. I am now intrigued with the relationship between B and Diana. I can’t wait to find out more about her motives, and the impact it will have on the overall plot line.
The Art: Garney and Crabtree have crafted a gruesome, emotionally stimulating issue that visually brings this tale to life. The detailed artwork and muted colors are eye-catching. And the changing color palette ebbs and flows with the intensity of the story in a way that is extremely engaging.