Undiscovered Country #17
Written by Scott Snyder and Charles Soule
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Leonardo Marcello Grassi
Colors by Matt Wilson
Letters by CRANK!
The Rundown: Ace is tasked with making an American masterpiece, but someone else has other plans for the group.
Ace remembers moments before they infiltrated the US. When he was told that there is an ugliness to the truth. Something he will have to keep in mind as the rest of his team is in the grips of a terrifying machine who wants him to create a song. Just as he’s about to begin, the area is rocked by an attack from the outside. As they escape from their captor, they find themselves surrounded by everyone in the land including their leader, the Devil himself.
Ace and the others are forced to listen to the Devil’s proposal and it doesn’t sound too bad to them. He gives them to opportunity to act for themselves instead of continuing to play by Aurora’s rules and his ideas are tempting. Everything is left up to Ace to decide and when he does, he does something completely unexpected.
The Story: Snyder and Soule continue to deliver a brilliant, thought-provoking story in this issue. The plot is solid and engaging. The characters are layered and delightfully human in their interactions and point of view. The stakes are brilliantly laid out and there are some great twists throughout. I love the tension in the story and Ace brings that out in a way that makes you feel for him and the burden he’s carrying. The story builds on its momentum beautifully and delivers a great cliffhanger that made me want more.
The Art: Camuncoli and Marcello Grassi deliver some stunning visuals throughout the issue. The art is as intricate to the story as the characters and there are some visually stunning moments to be found.