Codename: Action #4 Review

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“Dead men are less trouble.”

The action packed adventure continues! This time our protagonists emerge in the lions den, what horrors will they find?

The official description from Dynamite Entertainment:

Codename Action 4 CoverOperative 1001 has managed to locate the hidden headquarters of the shadowy organization that is driving the world to the brink of war. But even if he manages to rescue Operator 5 and the other prisoners, what then? Locating the enemy is one thing, but stopping the enemy’s plan is something else entirely. And what of the mysterious Dr. Thorpe? Is the scientist behind the doppelganger procedure more than he appears to be?

I have mentioned something about a cliffhanger (sometimes very literally) in each of my reviews to this point. This issue is no exception. I have been continually impressed with how each issue has such a great reveal at the end. I believe this to be a great way to experience this type of story. The pages and the secrets they contain appear to  be perfectly choreographed.

Chris Roberson’s story continues at a fantastic pace. As this is issue 4 (of 6), we are more than half-way through this great mini-series. It is difficult to speak about any portion of the story without spoiling it, so I will refrain from any detail. Suffice to say, Chris has done an excellent job of laying out the plot(s) in interesting and revealing ways throughout the four issues so far. I can only imagine the final two issues to be even grander in execution and revelation.

My goodness do I really enjoy Jonathan Lau’s art! It is really a beautiful fit for this story. There are so many different characters, from grunts to masks – he does a fantastic job with each and every one.

Do you like… Action? Conspiracy Theories? World Damnation? Then Codename: Action is for you! There are only two issues after this, so be sure to snag these first four and get ready for what looks like an epic conclusion in the coming months.

4/5

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