Dark Blood #5

Boom! Studios

Written by Latoya Morgan

Art by Moises Hidalgo

Colors by AHG and Allison Hu

Letters by Andworld Design

The Rundown: Avery confronts the man who experimented on him and the truth of his escape during the war is revealed.

Avery confronts the man who might have answers to what is happening to him, but his presence at the man’s house will not go unnoticed. As Avery cleans himself up, he thinks back to Austria and his time in the war when he and Henderson were captured by the Nazis and desperate for escape. As the townspeople call for the men to be delivered to them, Avery and Henderson wait for the inevitable. His memories shift to the recent past, the uncontrollable nature of his powers and how they scare him.

As he continues to work on controlling his powers, he finds a new level of confidence. As he confronts the doctor who injected him, he learns that it was part of a bigger plan that was directly connected to his experiences during the war. After learning from the doctor that his powers are part of something bigger, Avery and the doctor make a trip to find the man responsible. Unfortunately, the police stalking him are still on the hunt.

The Story: Morgan delivers a tense and entertaining story in this issue. The tension both in the present story and Avery’s memories is compelling for different reasons and Morgan deftly weaves them together in this issue. The rising tension of the story kept me engaged in this world and these characters. I cannot wait to see where this story goes next and how Morgan manages to keep the story both relevant and timely.

The Art: Hidalgo delivers some fantastic art on every page of this issue. The contrast between the idyllic moments Avery has with his family and the gritty, powerful and tension filled moments in the present and during the war and brilliantly detailed.

Dark Blood #5

9.5

9.5/10

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