Written by Mark Millar
Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Colors by Marcelo Maiolo
Letters by Pete Doherty
With time running out and both a terrorist cell and the US military in the way, Edison Crane is pressed for time.
Caught in a running firefight, Crane needs Rachel to do precisely what he says in order for him to memorize what he needs to from the temple. With time running out and the US planning to bomb the area, Edison is forced to improvise when a miscalculation gets him a bullet in the chest.
In another daring feat of precision, he manages to jump from one of the windows just in time to grab the plane and fly off before an American missile levels the place. The extent of Edison’s injuries calls for a detour to a local hospital to save the man’s life. When he emerges from surgery, he goes right back to solving the biggest riddle of his career and he finds out too late that the adventure of discovery might have blinded him to the real danger standing next to him this entire time.
Filled with adventure, intrigue and unexpected twists and turns, Mark Millar takes the reader on a thrill ride that culminates in a shocking twist no one expected. This story continues to be fun, thoughtful and compelling. Everything from the characters to the dialogue works. Millar fills in a lot of the blanks regarding the stakes to the planet if Crane fails and the tone and pace of the story keep the reader engaged.
The art by Rafael Albuquerque is amazing. It perfectly balances tremendous action and character moments with detail. The action sequences are always thrilling and drawn with a sense of movement throughout.