Dark Blood #2
Written by Latoya Morgan
Art by Walt Barna and Moises Hidalgo
Colors by AHG
Letters by Andworld Design
The Rundown: As Avery runs for his life, his mind pulls him back to the people who changed it.
After his run in with a mystery man that forced him to manifest his powers, Avery is on the run. Unsure of where to go or what to do next, the man can only think of the woman who gave him purpose, a life and a family. Before everything in his life changed, Avery thinks back on his time in the war as the war at home continues.
As he and his family make a life for themselves, the everyday indignities of being a black man in the south continue to be an issue. After being attacked, Avery is helped by a doctor whose experimental treatment for his war injuries will change the man’s life forever.
The Story: Morgan does an excellent job of showcasing the world of these characters both good and bad. The world being formed is brilliantly reflective of the times both in the mannerisms and everyday prejudices that people went through. The story continues to help the reader find dignity in Avery’s struggle and continues to craft an interesting mystery that I can’t wait to see explored.
The Art: Barna and Hidalgo deliver some beautiful visuals throughout the issue. Both artists bring grit and realism to the art and each page is bolstered by impressive details.