Written by Terry Blas
Pencils by Enid Balam
Inks by Victor Olazaba
Colors by Carlos Lopez
Letters by VC’s Joe Sabino
The Rundown: Humberto Lopez tries to build a new life with his family when he is confronted with the past.
Beto’s back story is revealed. Then, he and his uncle move in with Aunt Gloria and her children. After a family argument, Beto and his cousins visit a shopping area for a meal and conversation. When he is confronted by a new foe, someone surprising comes to his aid. Beto then learns his enemy has an important secret.
The Story: Terry Blas has crafted a well thought out, family-oriented narrative. I really like this story. And I appreciate the diversity. I can’t say enough good things about Marvel’s recent commitment to representation. This series shows a lot of promise as it combines both action and content. I can’t wait to see how this plot line develops.
The Art: This issue uses detailed drawings and a youthful color palate to set the tone of the story. Character expressions are featured to create an emotional interaction with the characters. Although the action is limited, it is well done and engaging.