Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Comic Book Reviews: 06/02/2013 - Think Tank #5

Finally, going away for a few days has allowed me to catch up on my comics and so I can get through the books that were released a week ago. The first book from this outstanding pile was the one that I had been looking forward to for two months; Think Tank #5.
This issue had skipped ahead in the story as we saw David back in the lab after his successful escape in issue 4, now having given in to his dark side and ignoring his prior misgivings about the weapons he creates, he had chosen to focus on creating a weapon that attacked people by what makes them all different; their genetics.
Before getting this issue I wondered where the title was going to go after the previous arc and the protagonists escape, so returning him to the lab is interesting and really makes me need the next issues immediately just to see why he's back. Has he been captured? Blackmailed? It's certainly a serious 180 in the story by Matt Hawkins, but its highly compelling, with me now wondering if the change in views on genocidal weapons is a way for David to attack his rather nasty boss in some way. This thought is certainly supported by the extra focus on Harrison who has grown from one note villain in the first arc to someone who is a little more layered, and may not be as single minded as previously implied.
The first arc of this book was one of my favourite things to come out of last year and, judging from this issues, that isn't going to change. The story is intriguing, the art beautifully crisp and the scientific notes added in the back are icing on a very full cake. One month can't go by soon enough.

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