Written by Gary Whitta
Art by Darick Robertson
Colors by Diego Rodriguez
Letters by Simon Bowland
The Rundown: Oliver and the soldiers take on the elite troops sent to kill him and a sacrifice will change the fight forever.
Seasoned soldiers versus elite troops battle through the streets of London as Oliver moves in to cut off their escape. Trapped in the city with his forces dwindling, the team’s commander has to find a way to stay alive as the soldiers come for him. A run in with Prospero will buy him some time while enraging his target.
Oliver will come face to face with the man in charge of hunting him and they will battle it out across the rain soaked streets. Unfortunately, neither will come out the victor as Oliver is forced to deal with his own injuries and the loss of a friend.
The Story: A very heavy issue from start to finish. Whitta hits some emotional high points with this issue and this part of the story gives the reader a better sense of who Oliver is and what he is fighting both for and against. The plot is extremely well done and there are some great character moments throughout. There’s a complexity to this world that engaged me as a reader. I want to see where Oliver’s story takes him and what revelations he will face along the journey.
The Art: Darick Robertson offers some beautiful and brutal art in this issue. Everything from the character expressions to the action are done brilliantly.