Review – Think Tank #12 (Image Comics)

ThinkTank_12-1Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Matt Hawkins
Artist: Rahsan Ekedal
Release Date: 12th February 2014

The story running through this takes a well known story thread and takes it into uncharted territory, pushing the boundaries of believability, taste and political correctness. However, what makes Think Tank so compelling is that it never crosses said line into becoming an unpleasant experience.

The overall story follows the character David Loren in an international crisis. A Nuclear Warhead has been stolen from America and the terrorists are threatening to use the Warhead on China. This has resulted in an inevitable rising of tensions between the countries to the point of war. This war has the countries in-between prepped in defensive battle positions, threatening to become World War 3.

David Loren has been used as a patsy to transport an airborne viral disease into China, unleashing it at Shanghai University, taking out the majority of the countries research biologists. What follows is a series of twists and turns that culminate in a fantastic conclusion to this story.

The art is solid. Black and white panels reminiscent of Charlie Adlard’s in the Walking Dead; however, the work of artist Rahsan Ekedal is much more detailed and utilise a strong sense of shading that does not appear in The Walking Dead. The only complaint I had with the art was that there was not enough contrast between characters of a different ethnicity.

Rating: 3/5.

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The writer of this piece was: Blair Stevenson
You can also find Blair on Twitter.

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