As IGN states in its review, this issue gets as close as you can to ‘evoking that sickening sensation in the pit of your stomach’. The word ‘intense’ does not do this installment justice. The full review is here. That piece has all the words I can summon about this fantastic, moving, gripping work.
In fact this week was a great week, what with Captain Britain & MI13 #13 giving us some serious horror action and proper heroics in the continuation of Paul Cornell’s ‘Vampire State’, and Young Liars #15 continued its hallucinogenic ride through readers bewilderment, riding roughshod, with Sadie on the shotgun. They both came a close second, their qualities numerous, the enjoyment factor high.
Very good week this week – lots of quality;
CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #13 MARVEL COMICS
DARK REIGN HAWKEYE #2 DKR MARVEL COMICS
DEADPOOL SUICIDE KINGS #2 MARVEL COMICS
WALKING DEAD #61 IMAGE COMICS
YOUNG LIARS #15 DC COMICS
In Captain Britain & MI13 #13, Betrayal runs rampant! Spitfire is offered a high rank in the vampire state—will she take it? Does she have a chance? A traitor is discovered in the ranks of British Intelligence. But what are the chances that he’s the only one. Pete Wisdom’s main concern is keeping his people alive, but with his track record and who they’re up against, it’s not looking good.
In Deadpool: Suicide Kings #2, Deadpool’s latest job has gotten him into a world of trouble. Someone’s framed Deadpool, and it just might be the same guy who hired him in the first place, a guy who just might be using the mouthy merc as a wild card in a twisted wager. If Wade’s going to clear his name and serve up some revenge, first he’s got to avoid getting killed by the force of nature known as the Punisher. That’s right: It’s Wade versus Frank round, like, whatever…and the only way Deadpool’s going to survive is with a little help from a certain Man Without Fear.
In Hawkweye #2, Bullseye cuts loose in this DARK REIGN tie-in! Reporter Ben Urich investigates a brutal massacre that has all the hallmarks of the notorious assassin Bullseye. But can Urich connect the murders to the Dark Avenger known as Hawkeye? Norman Osborn must bring H.A.M.M.E.R. down to hide the awful truth before it tears the team apart—and poisons the Avengers’ noble legacy forever! The killer creative team of Andy Diggle (THUNDERBOLTS) and Tom Raney (SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS) spins the spotlight on one of Marvel’s most controversial characters!
In The Walking Dead #61, do we get Salvation? This issue begins the final countdown to what promises to be a brutal and bloody arc involving the Hunters. Five page preview here
Finally, With the sad news that it has been cancelled with issue 18, we are on the way to an ending of sorts with Young Liars #15. Bet it still rocks. In this issue: Despite Annie X’s attempts to stop him, Danny’s obsession grows, and Loreli’s life is in extreme danger. But are Annie’s actions noble – or far more sinister? And in a town where everything goes your way, is there ever a breaking point? As events spiral out of control, Danny stumbles upon the ultimate secret; one that changes everything not only for himself and Sadie, but for the entire world. In this issue, David Lapham reveals just enough of the bigger picture to keep you awake for many nights to come.