The Silencer #8
Written by Dan Abnett
Art by Patch Zircher
Colors by Mike Spicer
Letters by Tom Napolitano
Honor, Ben and Blake have made their way to their destination. As they tour Action Land Resort, Honor uses her family’s excitement over the trip to plan her next move, an incursion into nearby Khadym to end the threat of Talia once and for all. As she makes the first of her many excuses to leave her family at the park, she makes her way to a former Leviathan colleague. One who brokered in information to the highest bidder.
At the same time, one of the Leviathan underbosses has made his way to the same location and is also looking to end Talia. He finds himself betrayed by his own men and winds up fighting for his life against those he thought were loyal. When Quietus and Honor find themselves face to face in the same location, they engage in battle. What they don’t know is that someone else is manipulating them both. Someone who turns out to be a new player in the Leviathan civil war.
As a character, Honor has evolved into a character that is both interesting and tragic. Her desire to hold onto the life she’s built is becoming unsustainable and her inability to see that is making matters worse. She’s obsessed with keeping up an appearance that life is not allowing her to maintain and she is taking more and more drastic steps to not only hold on, but to maintain the illusion of normalcy. I like that Abnett is showing the cracks in the facade in subtle ways, like when Ben outs a recent incident on their trip. Those moments should act as a signal to Honor, but she continues to move in a dangerous direction with both her old life and her new lies.
Zircher does a really good job with the art in this issue. I liked a lot of the camera angles chosen for panels and especially loved the detail and shadows used in the final reveal at the end.