“This is from last week!” Yeah I know. I missed out last week, but I would be damned if I didn’t talk about the fourth issue of Interceptor which I will describe as “Vintage Cates.”
What I mean by that is that while Donny Cates doesn’t write like 99% of other comic book writers (that 1% is just in case I’m wrong), he does have a formula of his own that he follows. If you read Buzzkill or The Ghost Fleet (no, you didn’t because otherwise we’d all still be reading it!) then this issue will feel familiar. It’s the issue in which Cates tugs at those heart strings and takes a break for super witty dialogue and instead builds one of the main characters up in a way that they haven’t been yet.
The entire issue has a narration by Poli running throughout it. It reminds me of something Bendis did on Ultimate Spider-Man when Venom was introduced, but I’m way more emotionally invested in these characters because they’re a new IP and I don’t care about old IP’s anymore. The narration is charming and shows a lot of personality from Poli. It’s the heart of the comic while Dylan Burnett’s art is a mixture between amazing action and fear. Because Poli’s narration is leading us to believe that she’s not going to make it out of this scenario with her life and it’s that counterbalance between the narration and the art that wraps everything together to make it a touching and wonderful set up leading into the final issue.
That’s it. That’s all I have to say about this comic. It’s been great from the jump and it continues to be great with each issue. Hopefully after this arc we’ll see more from this series since it’s clearly an idea that’s rich enough to keep going, but we’ll see. Support this title, it’s absolutely worth all your monies and continues to be a personal favorite of mine. It has a strong lead for best mini-series of the year, that much is for sure.
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Interceptor #4 Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Dylan Burnett Colorist: Dee Cunniffe Publisher: Heavy Metal Price: $3.99 Release Date: 4/6/16 Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital