Sunday, February 22, 2009

Four Eyes #2

Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Max Fiumara

It's been a while since this series started, but it's well worth the wait between issues. Four Eyes is the story of a young boy whose father was killed procuring a dragon for a mobster involved in the illegal dragon-fighting circuit of Depression-era New York. As things get worse for the boy and his mother, and as he discovers the truth about his father's former profession, young Enrico decides that he wants to be a part of the business, especially since it will let him watch dragons die.

Kelly is taking a slow approach to getting this series up and running, which is good, as the added time and details are really helping him to create the world he shows, and to add texture to it. Fiumara's art is incredible. It is nothing like the work he's done for Avatar and DC - it's more cartoony and rough, but also much more expressive and interesting.

This has the makings of a fantastic series, and I hope I don't have to wait another six months for the next issue to come out.

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