Indie Comics Review: Jules Verne’s Lighthouse #2
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: David Hine and Brian Haberlin
Artist: Brian Haberlin
Color Artist: Geirrod Van Dyke
Letters: Francis Takenaga
Review by: Kendra Hale
Jules Verne’s Lighthouse #1 left us with an ending of chaos and for Maria a heavy dose of PTSD. The pirates had succeeded in causing the ship coming out of the wormhole to collide and explode, littering the cosmos with bodies and sheared metal. Moses and Maria are on their way in a ship but all of this reminds Maria of the battle she has fought to forget.
This is where Jules Verne’s Lighthouse #2 picks up. Moses is trying to help Maria calm down as they make their way to the wreckage. No easy access to her meds, he makes due with what is available in the first aid kit. They see in the mess that there is a survivor, but they are not the only ones to have noticed and it becomes a race to save the poor soul.
I Know Your Face…
Moses and Maria get the survivor and rush back to the hidden lair of Captain Moriz. There they learn the survivor’s name is Angie Davis and that she is a Biological Engineer. Moses finds the meds he was looking for and Angie and Maria have a conversation of just what the convoy was carrying that would draw the eyes of the Pirates so closely.
The reason is daunting…and stands to have devastating consequences. A plan is hatched to find the storage container which was blast proof, and blow it from the inside out so that the temptation and opportunity is gone. But with all the best laid plans, it goes awry. All of our heroes are captured. But as Kongre greets them…he knows Maria by a far different name. The Butcher of Kolaire…
The artwork and the flow of the story are not hindered in the least by having fewer pages this go around. I love how real David and Brian have made their characters, accurate depicts and characters that are not flat in the least bit. The artwork still stuns me and I love how all the details draw your eyes to them panel by panel.
There are a few moments where it takes a moment to read what is happening but it doesn’t affect the whole of the book.
Jules Verne’s Lighthouse continues to have action, mystery, and engaging story. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, do yourself the favor and do so.
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