Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fathom: The Elite Saga #2 (of 5)

Since Fathom is the longest-running comic for Aspen Comics (having appeared in innumerable mini-series, though not in an ongoing series), it's always a treat to see her back in action - this time in a new weekly mini-series.

"The Elite Saga" wastes no time in getting Aspen (Fathom) Matthews out of vacation mode and back into the water, as she tries to help recover a (potentially) powerful infant who has been kidnapped by a mysterious creature.

At the same time, the baby's father is also searching for his missing wife and child - and having to fight every step of the way.

Throw in a skirmish with the military and the return of a dangerous foe, and the issue moves along at top speed.

So far, this mini-series has been action-packed, loaded with beautiful women, exotic locales and more than a few surprises.

The criticism of Fathom in the past is that it can be a challenge to sort out all the characters and locales, but this series is keeping it lean and always in motion.

Good stuff!

Grade: A-


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