Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Activity #4

Written by Nathan Edmondson
Art by Mitch Gerads

I really like this series.  I've long been interested in war comics, and have had some experience with the more modern warfare-based video games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare, which this series appears to owe a great deal to (apparently, you can play against the creators of the comic on Xbox Live).  So far, most issues of this comic have had the Omaha team - a special Direct Action team of rather murky black ops provenance, complete a single mission.  There hasn't been a lot of building from one issue to the next, and the characters remain rather one-dimensional, but it's becoming clear that Nathan Edmondson is slowly building towards something.

In this issue, the team has to figure out a way of bringing down a Colombian drug lord's helicopter in such a way as to keep him alive, and extract him from the country without being identified.  They are partnered with a Delta team, and the main chunk of the issue, which involves attaching a device to the helicopter without being seen, is pretty suspenseful.

Things don't work out exactly as they were intended to, and from that, and the mistakes of last issue, I can predict that we are moving towards a longer story arc.  I like, so far, that each issue has stood on its own, but am ready to see a little more overlap and character development, now that the 'rules' of this series have been established.

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