Executive Assistant: Assassins #8 Review

Has Executive Extinction truly run its course or is the fun just beginning?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Aspen:

Iris is back, but will she make it through the – Executive Extinction!

The “Executive Extinction” crossover reaches a deadly turning point as Iris encounters an ALL NEW Executive Assistant–Jasmine—and the results are perilous! With her employer already kidnapped and held by the Russian Mafia, Iris makes a shocking decision that could end with her own death!

This event has been from the get-go a masterwork of over the top action surrounded by all the normal story tropes usually associated with this rather straight forward franchise.  There haven’t been many deep moments along the way but this latest issue attempts to move all the pieces forward so they at the very least have to deal with one another.

Vince Hernandez uses his literary skills to force these beautiful but deadly women to to unite or fight  as they discover exactly where each Assassin stands at this specific juncture.  Beyond that there is a lot of fighting and explosions that continue to rocket the pace of what can be described as a surefire hit. There are times where things come off as a bit too corny but for the most part everything just clicks into its proper place with relative ease.  It’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but it is engaging.

The art by Jordan Gunderson is simply top notch as each pencil stroke yields some striking renditions that easily fit within the confines of this crafted universe. With that said, sometimes characters came off looking a tad bit stiff but trust me that’s part of the illustrator’s style and when the action gets going you’ll be glad that it is.  I was thoroughly impressed by the visceral visual dance as devastation simply erupts from the comic book page.

Executive Assistant: Assassins #8 continues to spin the yarns of this all encompassing narrative.  It’s truly an event that makes use of all of its proverbial toys while offering an exciting romp through some exhilarating locals.  Recommended.


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