By Dustin Cabeal
The story of Infinite 7 is finding its stride, but the problem I continue to have with the series is that each issue has a lengthy backstory for one of the seven members. While that’s not terrible, it doesn’t leave much room for the rest of the story.
The first part finds our new Smash having a drink with a third-generation Moriarty. We know that because he goes to extensive lengths in telling Smash and subsequently the reader, all about his family’s long-standing feud. It’s a decent recap, and it’s a creative addition to the story, but again, it eats up the pages. By the time we get to the mission with Smash and not-Wesley Snipes’ mission, it’s all a little frantic. The mission is quick because there’s a lot of action, which isn’t bad, but again overall felt rushed.
That’s the only problem with the story; there’s too much to cover and too little time to cover it all. The dialogue is smooth and flows nicely, even for being more on the exposition side of things. The characters continue to be subtly developed, which is much better than the backstories. What writer Dave Dwonch excels at with this series is taking these big action movie characters and adding heart to them. Hopefully, we’ll see more of this as the series goes on.
The artwork is very consistent. Arturo Mesa’s style matches the story, the action, and the intensity of the world. Everything was a bit cleaner this time around, and Moriarty’s demons were easier to see and follow on the page. Geraldo Filho’s coloring is also very consistent and a great match. His coloring sets the tone for the entire series.
This series is consistent. I want a bit more from it, but it does seem to be slowly developing and if anything, after the back stories are done, it’ll open this series up to explore new stories with the Infinite 7.
Infinite 7 #3
Writer/Letterer: Dave Dwonch
Artist: Arturo Mesa
Colorist: Geraldo Filho
Publisher: Danger Zone