I wish Gischler would just take his time. It’s a good issue–lots of nice developments, brisk pace–but in his rush, he leaves out a lot of things he could expand on.
This issue doesn’t just have more information on lead Barnabus Black, it has some comic moments with his angel boss and some funny narration. Gischler overcooks the narration–apparently intentionally to make it feel a little noir–but this time he lets it get humorous. It makes the read much more enjoyable.
And, since one is enjoying him or herself while reading the comic, the reader doesn’t want it to end too soon. Gischler does even worse and skips over to the bad guy and then some other bad guys. He doesn’t focus.
Ferreyra’s art is fine. There are some good moments, some less good. He can’t handle the dramatic scenes as well as the action ones.
Writer, Victor Gischler; artist, Juan Ferreyra; colorists, Eduardo Ferreyra and Juan Ferreyra; letterer, Nate Piekos; editors, Shantel LaRocque and Daniel Chabon; publisher, Dark Horse Comics.