Review: The Silencer #5

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Story Tellers: Viktor Bogdanovic and Dan Abnett

Colors: Mike Spicer

 

Summary

With the Leviathan Civil War at its bloodiest, Deathstroke tries to convince Honor to do one more job in order to end the conflict for good.  Will Honor betray her old loyalties to Talia al Ghul to stop the war or will she let more die?

 

Positives

This edition had it all! Action, drama, intrigue, suspense and a cliffhanger for an ending that just makes the reader excited for the  next book to come out.  The opening of this book shows Deathstroke with Honor in custody and trying to convince her that she must turn in Talia al Ghul in order to end the Leviathan Civil War.

Honor then breaks free and an amazing battle ensues between Hope and Deathstroke.  The art of this battle is top notch and so visually stunning that the reader feels they are actually in the battle between the two mercenaries.  The story then unfolds to Honor’s home life where she narrates how wonderful her life is with her son and husband and how she has to do what she has to do to insure their safety and future now that her cover has been compromised.

The storytelling and art draws the reader in emotionally as the humanistic side of the Honor character is shown in full force.  In the end, Honor is confronted in a diner by Talia al Ghul as she has lunch with her son.  During her conversation with Talia, Honor learns she has been betrayed by Deathstroke and the only option is to do what she does best and shoot her way out of the situation.  The Silencer #5 is absolute perfection.

 

Negatives

There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.

 

Verdict

This is the perfect comic book issue.  The action is amazing, the drama hits the heart strings and the story and art are 100%.  If this is how the “New Age of DC Heroes” will be, then the future is bright. A+++++

 

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Jeff Testanero

Hartford, Connecticut based blogger and podcaster. Graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and serious comic book collector for the past 20+ years Diehard Superman fanboy