Thomas Alsop 2 (July 2014)

Thomas Alsop #2

It’s funny what doesn’t work in Thomas Alsop. Again, by not working I mean Miskiewicz’s script. Schmidt’s art is always on it. Even with the severely problematic cliffhanger.

There’s a lot of successful stuff this issue and the script is plotted quite well, at least in terms of the narrative events in the present action. Except Miskiewicz apparently doesn’t think about the character during the time previous to the art of this series. A big plot point hinges on the protagonist visiting someplace after ten years. Why not before this issue? Because then there wouldn’t be a comic.

Miskiewicz takes contrived to a new level.

He also rips off “Warehouse 13” a little.

While most of the issue isn’t bad and some of it is good, Alsop is apparently now going to be very ambitious (the best part of the comic is how little to resembles the previous).

I’m unconvinced.

C 

CREDITS

The Hand of the Island, Part Two; writer, Chris Miskiewicz; artist, Palle Schmidt; letterer, Deron Bennett; editors, Jasmine Amiri and Ian Brill; publisher, Boom! Studios.

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