Written by Mark Millar
Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Colors by Marcelo Maiolo
Letters by Pete Doherty
The world’s smartest man is onto the next leg of his worldwide adventure.
Taking a shortcut to Damascus, Edison decides to look up an old friend and promptly take over 2 million dollars off her hands gambling. Not taking the loss lying down, Dominique decides the best thing he can do is hand the money over and walk out with his life. The professor decides on a third option that includes leaping out of a window onto a moving jeep and that settles that particular argument.
On the way to their next stop in Syria, Edison and Rachel get word that the site they are visiting has been targeted for destruction by the US military. Knowing they’ll never make it in time in a jeep, Edison decides to bribe his pilot to pick them up en route and fly them to the location which happens to be an ISIS stronghold. They arrive just in time for the military to drop a bomb on the location and Edison jumps from the plane in order to disarm the speeding missile in midair before it hits the ground.
At the same time, he continues to work on the problem of the asteroid speeding towards the planet and the missile he’s designed to intercept it.
This story continues to be an insanely exquisite joyride to experience as a reader. Not only are all the characters interesting and engaging, but the situations that they find themselves in are fast-paced, clever and just plain fun to read. I can’t imagine writing about a character who leaps from a plane onto a falling missile to disarm it in time to land, unarmed, in the middle of an ISIS base and not be both intrigued and giddy about the prospect of seeing it play out.
Seeing these brilliant setups executed visually is done masterfully by Rafael Albuquerque. The art is fast-paced, detailed and gorgeous.