Seven Secrets #9
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Daniele Di Nicuolo
Colors by Walter Baiamonte and Katia Ranalli
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
The Rundown: The Order is on the run while their enemies look for new leadership.
In the wake of a world altering disaster due to the opening of the first secret, the Order must find somewhere to stop and regroup. Their adventure in Paris gives them one advantage in finding a prisoner who, after some convincing, reveals that the Seekers are more connected than they believed. After staying on the run across Europe, the group manages to find some much needed time to breathe and the weight of what they’ve gone through starts to hit. At the same time, a new leader for the Order must be chosen and this leads to another secret being revealed.
With the Order and their secrets on the run, Amon goes to see the Council and shows their guards just how dangerous he can be. With all of them together, he makes a play for leadership confident that his plan to take the secrets will be successful.
The Story: Taylor continues to craft a story with great character development and conflict. The interpersonal conflicts are compelling and the stakes of the story continue to be engaging and entertaining. Amon’s play for power is extremely well crafted and executed. The choosing of a new leader for the Order is interesting as well, but the powerful reveal at the end of the issue has me reeling.
The Art: Daniele Di Nicuolo delivers some impressive and beautifully detailed imagery throughout the issue. There is a so much energy to the art and the action that the story and emotions pop on the page.