Friday, March 2, 2012

Pigs #6

Written by Nate Cosby and Ben McCool
Art by Breno Tamura and Will Sliney

I am finding myself increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of this series, but at the same time, I do enjoy it, and appreciate the way that the writers are trying to build on the various characters through the use of flashback.

Pigs is about a group of Soviet sleeper agents (actually the children of the original agents) who were left in Cuba back in the 60s, and have only now been activated.  They've snuck into the United States, and rejoined with Felix, who had left the group years before.

Now, they are out to kill a man who is locked up inside the San Quentin Correctional Facility.  Their attempt to hire a killer has failed, and so Havana, who appears to be the group's leader, is planning a break-in, against the objections of the pacifistic Felix and her sister Ekatarina. 

In a flashback (drawn by Will Sliney), we learn that as children, Ekat had a thing for Felix, but it was Havana that first slept with him.  The character dynamics are the most interesting thing about this book, especially since the plot is moving so slowly. 

I know that Cosby and McCool have a lengthy plan for this title, but they're going to have to get a move on it, or people will begin to lose interest.

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