Created on June 20, 2012
and written by Category
: Comic Book Reviews
, Image Comics Reviews
Publisher Name: Image Comics
Publisher Website: www.imagecomics.com/
Writer: Nathan Edmondson
Pencils: Nic Klein
Number of Pages: 22
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.
The assassin has Alan in his sights, and the retired operative discovers exactly what he’s up against. Soon the stage will change theaters as the assassin uses the most vicious tactics to control the fight. Snow begins to fall on central Europe as the deadly dance begins.
Less suspense, more substance. That’s how I would sum up issue 2 of Dancer in comparison to issue 1. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since action without story becomes very dull, very fast. So, while I understand that certain issues are going to be full of talking head panels, I would have liked a little bit more on the BANG! BOOM! POW! side of things.
Still though, the point of this issue was not to blow you away in that regard, but rather to give you information as to what is happening in the story. In that sense, the execution was pulled off quite well. And the story is very interesting. More than anything else, it just felt a bit flat, but only in comparison to the ridiculously exciting first issue.
Bottom line(cause Stonecold said so): Issue 2 is almost NEVER as exciting as issue 1. Comics have to start out so big to hook the readers that the next issue is almost always dedicated to information. So, pretty much, issue 1 is the perfect indicator of where this series is going, and issue 2 is more or a less a bridge to get there. It’s a filler for sure, but a very good one. If you can get your hands on 1, I’d say it’s very worth it to pick both up.
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