In Review: Adventureman #2

The mysterious disappearance of the original Adventureman gets a little more complicated when, in the modern era, single mom Claire Connell stumbles into his legacy.

Synopsis: The mysterious disappearance of the original Adventureman gets a little more complicated when, in the modern era, single mom Claire Connell stumbles into his legacy. But with the adventure mantle come untold dangers from those who would seek to destroy it!

 

The Story

Having been given an unpublished Adventureman book in the last issue. Claire Connell and her excitable son Tommy are compelled to learn more about it. While taking young Tommy to School. He points out that the old book has an address in the back, which could lead to Adventuremans headquarters. Once she has dropped Tommy off Claire heads to her sister’s coffee shop for a short visit before heading off to the address in the old book.

Having arrived Claire is amazed to find an elegant high rise building on a street that she has visited many times. A building that she had never noticed before. After asking several passersby about the building. Claire decides to investigate and finds that the building doesn’t have any visible means of entering. What will she find inside the mysterious headquarters of Adventure Inc.

 

The Artwork

The art team does some great work on this issue. I particularly loved how the building was revealed to Claire and the ghost lady coming out from the front entrance of the building to grant her access. The panels, which layout the building feel almost cinematic to a point where I can see it playing out frame by frame in my head. I also loved the brief sequence where Claire bumps it her old police friend while riding across town on her moped.

 

Overall

A great second issue. Matt Fraction does a great job of teasing out the mystery and I loved how he expanded on the relationship between Claire and her son. A fun example being when she texts him at school to try and get him to enter some GPS coordinates into his smartphone.

The team of Rachel and Terry Dodson continue to do great work in the art department.

9.7
Adventureman #2
  • Covers
    9.7
  • Story
    9.4
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.6
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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