Guri follows the kidnapped medical droid who can help her become human. She, in turn, is followed by a bounty hunter.
For a story about one individuals inner journey towards humanity, this issue offers
remarkably little by way of dialog or character development. What we do get is a
simple and predictable plot about a sequence of hunters converging on a goal leaving
a trail of destruction in their path. We don't even get unique or elaborate action
sequences befitting the universe's only human-replica assassin droid or the "second
greatest bounty hunter in the universe" as all of the violence happens "off screen".
I was happy to find my fears about Azool actually being Xizor were false, but my
concern that this character might be little more than a Xizor-clone-replacement
Once again, the inclusion of the movie characters in silent flashback sequences
do not serve to advance the story nor develop any characters. While one may argue
that such appearances serve to anchor the story to the events we know, they feel
Thus far, the subject matter has not reached its potential though I maintain hopes
that the remaining three issues will make the series worthwhile.
Once again, the quality of the artwork. Randall's pencils are very precise from the
technology to the characters to the movie hero likenesses. This is good stuff! I
don't care for the design of Guri's ship, but not because it's poorly drawn.
Once again, Nestelle's color work shines. I hope that I never start taking his
obvious talent for granted.
Naturally, the creative staff has have taken advantage of the fact that there
are three female leads to showcase their abilities to draw the female form.
Of course, Guri is a manufactured woman designed to be the "ultimate" in
humans. To their credit, she is by no means the exageration one finds in
the average Image title.
The 50's Batman cover is definitely doing nothing for me. (Pow! Biff!)
Weaker story is somewhat made up for my great art. The book is still trying
to gain its momentum. 7/10. Recommended.