Saturday, January 12, 2013

Point of Impact #4

Written by Jay Faerber
Art by Koray Kuranel

I've enjoyed Jay Faerber's Point of Impact, which is a quiet little crime/mystery comic.  In the opening issue, a woman was tossed off the roof of a building, and the series has followed four people who have been investigating that murder for their own reasons.  Her husband, a journalist, has discovered that she was having an affair, and believes that it was her lover who killed her.  The lover, meanwhile, has connected her murder to a corporation, and he has infiltrated their 'special projects' division, which is staffed with ex-Marines like himself.  The two detectives assigned to the case have been a couple of steps behind the others the whole time, but in this issue, everyone ends up on the roof of the building, holding guns, and revealing secrets.

Faerber has kept the plotting pretty tight, although with one pretty fatal error in this issue that pulled me right out of the story.  After all the smoke has cleared, and after leaving the police station, the journalist pulls a gun on one of the other people in this group.  I don't exactly think it likely that he would still have that gun on him, especially since we know it's connected to another crime scene that we saw in the last issue.  I also don't think it likely that the cops would have just forgotten that he had it in his possession, especially since he was seen holding it on the rooftop.

Other than that, this has been a good mini-series.  I liked the way Faerber took his time revealing the corporate angle to things, and I felt that the characters were strongly written.  Koray Kuranel's art is probably not for everyone, but I felt it was effective here.  This story should read well in trade.

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