Sweet Car, Bro
By: Andrew Hines
He’s actually doing better than ever in this issue, which is awesome. We see Kate Bishop again, which always makes for an interesting comic. Clint seems to still be acting as Kate’s “superhero big brother”, despite no such program existing. This issue seems to revolve around a 1970 Dodge Challenger, a redhead and the, I’m quoting Clint here, “Tracksuit Draculas” from the first issue, bro. See what I did there? Probably the best part of this issue, okay, there are 2: the car and the trick arrows. If you can find anything better than that, let me know.
Matt Fraction is still writing this awesome piece of comic literature. It feels like an action movie in almost every way. Not just an action movie but the classic Steve McQueen Bullitt-type action movie. The narration is really good and seems to fit Clint’s personality really well. Bringing Kate back on this one seemed to help the story quote a bit. The dialogue was good and rather fitting for each character. The pacing works, as does the Sunset Boulevard flashback-style intro. It’s also cool to see the bad guys from the first issue too.
David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth are still bringing their signature styles. Aja’s artwork is still great and fitting of the story being told. This is just great artwork and coloring. Period. There was no panel out of place or anything of the sort. It was as close as anyone could get to perfect interior artwork. Even the cover was phenomenal. It feels like the stylized intro to a James Bond movie, which works for the sort of stories we’ve had in the last two issues.
This is possibly the best comic I’ve read in along time, partly because each one feels like a standalone issue. I give this a rare “A+” simply because it’s fully deserved.