Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Andy Diggle
Artist: Aaron Campbell
Release Date: 3rd June, 2015
Since my first ever review for Big Comic Page was to dissect the first issue of Uncanny: season 2, I am unsure if I don’t have just a little bias towards this series. This may, if the case, take away something from my next statement, but Uncanny: Season 2 is shaping up to be one of my favourite of this year.
The story continues to follow out main protagonist, Weaver, a gifted psychic with the ability to absorb the skills of people he comes in contact with. Weaver continues to struggle to find his place within this world, with gifts he has no idea of how he obtain them. Since my last review there has been a large plot jump and weaver is no longer a wayward teenager and his now a grown man thrust in to a shadowy war with A-typical villain, Deacon Styles and also the Cadre, an unknown organisation who weaver believes holds the key to understanding his gifts.
Weaver has reluctantly shed his nomadic ways and joined two other psychics to try and escape from Deacon, who we found out was Morgan’s brother. Morgan informs the gang that his brother needs to be dealt with and that he has the answers all three have been searching for.
I love the direction in which Diggle continues to take his story. Although I will re-iterate from my previous review, there is nothing new or ground breaking within these pages this doesn’t stop it from grabbing my attention and keeping me fixated, and like all good stories, craving more by the end. I love the characters that Diggle has penned, with the main protagonist being a man struggling to cope with being an unwilling pawn in a dark game of chess, which he has little control over. I am also seeing hints of the king pin within Deacon Styles, the cold and calculated villain who is attempting to track down our gang of misfit to use and manipulate their gifts for his own gain.
I also have to give Aaron Campbell credit for his art work again! I love the dark feel in which he has continued throughout this series. It was this that initially caught my eye and he continues to entice me in with more. I strongly suggest whomever decided in Dynamite productions to get these two guys together deserves a pat on the back. Each brings something to the table, and together they serve up a delicious comic, which I am clearly a fan of.
I honesty can’t wait until the next installment for my fix, but I am glad I have been able to review this again. Keep up the good work guys and I hope to find out what created the psychics soon.
The writer of this piece was: Chris Jobson