Written by Marc Guggenheim
Art by Justin Greenwood
Colors by Rico Renzi
Letters by Keith Wood
The Rundown: A superhero leading a double life will find her real life turned into a nightmare.
Michelle Metcalf is a superhero named Crackerjack and she splits her time between being a wife and mother with protecting the city from villains created by Mr. Skelton. When a novice speedster by the name of Slipstream tries to help, he finds himself getting injured and treated by Michelle who returns home to her family.
When Slipstream gets captured taking on a villain by himself, he is taken to Mr. Skelton and reveals the truth about himself and Crackerjack. A truth that will destroy Michelle’s life and put her on a path of vengeance.
The Story: A dark, engaging and inventive thriller from Guggenheim. The characters are interesting and the story doesn’t waste a lot of time getting to the meat of the story. I love the dark progression of it and how unique a tale it is. I was not expecting the twists and turns it made and was pleasantly surprised with how the story grew in the first issue. I look forward to seeing how dark it gets going forward.
The Art: Greenwood delivers some beautifully detailed and brutal art throughout the issue. There is a great energy to the visuals and they perfectly match the tone of the story.