Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fathom: Kiani #3 (of 4)

   The battle between the Blue and the air-breathing part of the world continues in the mini-series Fathom: Kiani.

   It focuses on the water-breathing warrior women Kiani and Anika, who were nearly defeated by a new bio-weapon - a hybrid terrorist powered by grey matter, which is poisonous to the members of the Blue.

   As the issue begins, the women are rescued by a mysterious ally - but is he really trying to help them, or does he have another agenda?

   It's a solid enough issue, with striking artwork by Giuseppe Cafaro - who certainly knows how to draw lovely, powerful women - and a good script by Vince Hernandez.

   But it spends a little too much time on exposition, as we learn about the source of the attack - and their new benefactor.

   Still, there's lots of action and intrigue going on, and the reader will find himself (or herself) drawn to the next issue to see how it all falls out.

Grade: B+


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