Sunday, October 25, 2015

S.H.I.E.L.D. #11

   You get the sense that writer Mark Waid is having a heck of a lot of fun with this series.

   In this issue of S.H.I.E.L.D. he teams up with Hall of Fame artist Howard Chaykin and revives one of Chaykin's classic characters - the pulpish rogue Dominic Fortune.

   (And I love that reference is made to the fact that Fortune should be 100 years old - but thanks to mysterious reasons, he's still mighty spry.)

   The story is told in classic Chaykin style, as Fortune comes to Agent Coulson for help getting back a valuable item that certain villains have stolen from him.

    There are lots of twists and turns along the way, and while Fortune is older, he's as clever (and when need be, underhanded) as ever - a lovable rogue.

   As a long-time fan of Chaykin's art and stories, this was a real treat. In fact, my only complaint is that the cover wasn't provided by Chaykin.

   But that's a small quibble in a story that's so much fun.

Grade: A-


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