King of Spies #2
Written by Mark Millar
Art by Matteo Scalera
Colors by Giovanna Niro
Letters by Clem Robins
The Rundown: Roland begins his mission to clean up some past mistakes, but his past is coming to cut his future short.
With his time running out, Roland King has decided that it’s time to start taking out the right people instead of protecting the wrong ones. When a series of high profile and powerful people turn up dead all over London, British Intelligence decides to call Roland in to talk with him. At the same time, two more high profile targets get taken out by a professional and Roland decides to tie up some loose ends when the job is done. But nor before taking something he’ll need.
When a corrupt member of the royal family and two former prime ministers are found dead, Intelligence decides that the best way to get to Roland is through his estranged son. After completing a mission, Atticus King is called in to lead the team to bring down his father. A mission he happily accepts. As Roland takes out another powerful target, his son reaches out to some familiar faces from his past to take him down.
The Story: Millar delivers a fantastic, fast-paced, action filled spectacle in this issue. The story is engrossing and the world of these characters grabs the reader. I love the tone of this story and how the characters move throughout it. This is an exciting series with fantastic characters and a premise that is instantly engaging to the reader. I cannot wait to see where this story goes next.
The Art: Scalera delivers some fantastic art throughout the issue. The visuals are both brutal and conceptually beautifully at the same time. They are wonderfully composed and thrilling throughout.