Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Secret History of DB Cooper #2

by Brian Churilla

I really enjoyed the first issue of Brian Churilla's The Secret History of DB Cooper, but with this second issue, really feel like I have a better grasp on where this series is going, and am pretty excited to follow it.

What we know so far is that DB Cooper, the man who would soon famously hijack an airplane and disappear with his ransom forever, is an agent for the FBI involved in remote viewing assassinations.  At first, I thought that he was able to travel to a strange monster-filled world to complete his missions, but in this issue, we learn that he is more or less always in both worlds; Cooper's psyche is completely fractured, and he no longer needs drugs or briefings in order to complete the tasks given to him.

This issue fills in a fair amount of his backstory - we know that his daughter was abducted, and that his marriage fell apart because of the guilt that he feels about it.  We also see more proof that his fellow agent hates him, but we still don't know why.  Also, questions are raised about the true identity of the red one-eared teddy bear that accompanies him on his missions.

This is shaping up to be a very original and interesting new series.  Churilla is a fascinating artist, who clearly has a master plan for this book.  I'm definitely going to be sticking with it for the long haul.

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