The team are completely dumbfounded by what they find in the package they stole. So much so that it changes the situation completely and Devyn makes contact with their employer Theon for answers. Theon relates just how personal the package is, explaining that it is the result of high pressure from Inotech after his original plans were stolen by cyberpunks such as the team’s own Zuse. Still not sure which deal to take, Devyn decides to learn just how truthful Theon in. But someone on the team turns traitor at a crucial moment.
One would think that Mark Roslan might be moving a little too fast with all that happens in the second issue. I, instead, think he’s crafting one hell of a story that is engaging and exciting to read. The key is the pacing, with the key moments coming together at just the right moment for the story to really flow smoothly. Roslan also continues to showcase some interesting character development, further enhancing the relationship the sisters Devyn and Molli have that shapes the latter into a growing figure that is displayed throughout the issue. I even like the emotional story behind Theon and the package, revealed to be his son Asher, the first true human born cyborg. It’s difficult to really find any fault story-wise with this issue.
I also have difficulty finding fault in the wonderful artwork by Mike Bowden. The personalities of the characters shine through in each panel, showing the emotional chaos that takes place when Theon explains his story and later when Roman betrays the team. Bowden has a great understanding of standing and setting each panel in a way that not only allows for them to display a great deal, but also display the scenes in a unique manner that mimics some of the science fiction films done by Ridley Scott. I certainly get that feeling when Devyn plugs into Asher and later when Molli chases after Roman. Just as key to the success of the artwork is the beautiful colors by David Curiel, making each panel pop just right and adding depth and definition.
BubbleGun is quickly becoming one of the most-read new titles of 2013. Mark Roslan is writing a wonderful story that is hitting all of the right notes while still managing to develop great characters along the way. Mike Bowden is illustrating some fantastic pages that are enhanced by the colors from David Curiel. This issue of BubbleGun in particular shows why Aspen Comics has been quite successful in taking on genres that are not as commonplace in comics and it is highly recommended to everyone to read.
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