Undiscovered Country #20
Written by Scott Snyder and Charles Soule
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Leonardo Marcello Grassi
Colors by Matt Wilson
Letters by CRANK!
The Rundown: The team is separated in a strange new land and getting back to each other will be dangerous.
Charlotte and Valentina wake up on a hill in the middle of Concord. After flagging down Paul Revere, the pair decide to try something different when they go after Sam in this world. After tracking him down, they finally get the drop on him and make him answer some questions. After learning the truth about where they are and the fact that Aurora is doing things differently than planned, they want to know where the rest of their team is. A conversation that will lead to Sam turning on them again and sending them to a dangerous point in time.
At the same time, Chang, Ace and Janet are trapped in a dark future where two of them are considered war criminals in the new American empire. As they fight their way out of a mob and find a place to hide, the Destiny Man decides to use their presence as a means of solidifying his power. When Chang gets word of possible allies coming to their rescue, the three of them escape and learn exactly where and when they are.
The Story: Snyder and Soule continue to deliver a story with big and interesting ideas about America and the American experience. The History world that the characters are stuck in has a level of danger that is enhanced beyond the fact that they are separated. I love that there is literally no one to trust and that the secrets being revealed both enhance the drama and tease confrontations to come. The story continues to be engaging, entertaining and a solid piece of dark fun.
The Art: Both artists deliver some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. Every page and panel has something interesting to catch the eye of the reader and the style perfectly complements the tone of the story.