Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Top 10 Season Two #3

Written by Zander Cannon
Art by Gene Ha

I was a little nervous at the thought of this book coming out again without input from Alan Moore, as the 'Beyond the Farthest Precincts' series was only okay, but when I read the first issue, all concerns were gone. This new series is written and drawn by Cannon and Ha, the team that worked with Moore on the original series, and they seem to have a good handle on his characters.

It's good to get books that are this filled with content. Most pages have a 9-panel grid, reminiscent of Giffen's Legion, and a lot happens in a single issue.

What I like best about Top 10 is the way that it manages to marry the better police procedural TV show (Homicide, The Wire) to super-hero comics in a way that mostly makes sense. Similar to these types of shows, new plotlines develop late into the series. Most 5-issue mini-series are well-entrenched by their third issue, but this one continues to develop new characters and situations. And of course, the art by Ha is fantastic.

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