Charlie’s Angels #2
Written by John Layman
Art by Joe Eisma
Colors by Celeste Woods
Letters by Taylor Esposito
The Angels find themselves having to take the place of the flight crew of a private jet heading to Europe when Charlie gives them a new assignment. One that is not only dangerous for the Angels themselves, but for the fate of the free world. Thankfully, Sabrina has the forethought to ask questions about this assignment, specifically why a group of private detectives are getting mixed up with international espionage. Unfortunately, the answers they seek are not forthcoming because something is wrong with Charlie.
As the Angels continue on their mission, they find themselves dealing with a possible Russian agent, nuclear secrets and a lavish party at the home of a German weapons dealer. More secrets are revealed and loyalties began to be tested as the mission continues and the mystery German agents at the end of last issue make their presence felt in this one.
The second issue of this story does a great job of keeping with the overall tone and feel of the television series. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it does add some really great mystery elements to the narrative. Layman does a great job of writing these characters to be three dimensional and capable in what they do. He does a great job of giving the characters purchase in the events that they find themselves in and they are allowed to be strong and capable in those events.
Eisma does some great things with the art in this issue. It is subdued in a way that puts the focus on the action and the characters. The panel progressions are done well, but I would have liked to have seen more detail in some of the bigger panels. They seemed sparse in that regard. Still, this is a fun issue helps to move the bigger story along as well as establish an interesting mystery.