Review: Captain Action Cat #2

Captain Action Cat returns this month with even more time traveling! Okay so at first I loved the concept of adorable kitties fighting evil and time stream continuums but there has to be more than just time jumping. This month's issue was basically just that; little to no plot or character development. I feel like I didn't get much of a plot to work with; I know sometimes in the beginning of an arc there's a issue that just feels like filler but provides important scenes. So I guess that's what this is but could have been executed in a more entertaining and engaging way.

While Captain Action Cat is spiraling through multiple dimensions with Dr. Evil Cat, they pick up even more heroes along the way. You even get a glimpse of what Lady Action is up to; I actually really liked that scene. She seems like the only one who is stable in the whole situation. And that was pretty much concludes the issue. So not a whole lot going on.

ActionCat02-Cov-Baltazar copy 2I'm concerned that the series will become too predictable. However, I know that Art Baltazar has some great things and I thoroughly enjoyed the collaboration with Franco and Chris Smits last month , so I'm hoping that from this issue that the plot will start to pick up a bit. It has so much potential to be another amazing Captain Action Cat adventure.

Although this issue was kind of a dud, I do think that it is worth reading in hopes of a comeback next month.I hate to end on a sour note so here's what I did like. First of all and most importantly there are so many kitties, other cute creatures like a ghost bug, female heroes, and complementary illustrations. I really dig the style of the sty work. It works well with the lighthearted and childlike feel.

Score: 2/5

Writer: Art Baltazar, Franco, Chris Smits Artist: Art Baltazar Publisher: Dynamite, Dark Horse and Aw Yeah Comics Price: $3.99 Release date: 6/4/14 Format: Mini-Series, Print/Digital