Tuesday, August 2, 2016
But every now and then the writer "steps aside" and lets the art tell the story - no words required.
(OK, I trust we all realize that even if there are no word balloons or captions, a writer still had to describe the scene the artist illustrates.)
All of which to say, there's a wonderful four-page wordless sequence in this issue that gives Joe Bennett a chance to flex his artistic muscles. It illustrates some alien concepts with dynamic images and more than a hint of mystery - wonderful stuff!
The issue, written by Robert Venditti, is mostly setup. The Earth is facing an invasion by an apparently unstoppable alien force, and Earth's mightiest defenders - including X-O Manowar and his allies - are marshaling their forces.
It's shaping up to be an excellent series - the next chapters will give us the final word on its success.
(Sorry, couldn't resist.)