The Terrifics #27
Written by Gene Luen Yang
Art by Sergio Davila
Inks by Vicente Cifuentes
Colors by Protobunker
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: The Terrifics and their allies head into the depths to rescue the kidnapped passengers and make some dark discoveries along the way.
Beneath Gateway City, the Terrifics are battling the monsters that derailed Holt’s experimental train and took its passengers. At the same time, a group of heroes including Blue Beetle, Tom Strong and more appear to help. The newly minted T-Council immediately gets to work trying to determine where the creatures are coming from and how to take them down. When they find that one of their own is infected by the creatures, the team will have to split up to both follow the infected member back to its leader and locate the kidnapped passengers.
As Holt clashes with his mentor Dr. Silas Stone, the team discovers the creature responsible for the invasion. As the members of the T-Council try to find a way to help the passengers, Holt and the Terrifics will find out what happened to Simon Stagg. Worried about the fate of the men she loves, Sapphire will discover that there are more secrets her father has been keeping from her and that it might be too late to get answers.
The Story: An entertaining and exciting entry from Gene Luen Yang. The story moves well and the plot is engaging from start to finish. Yang does a great job of balancing the action and adventure elements with the interpersonal drama. The moments between Holt and Silas are great and showcase their diverging philosophies. The drama with Sapphire is well laid out and doesn’t take away from the rest of the story. If this were my first Terrifics comic, I would be interested in not only how the team got to this point, but where they go from here.
The Art: Sergio Davila offers some impressive visuals throughout this issue. The action is fantastic and all of the heroes are given some great visual moments either through their action or their interpersonal dialogue.