C.O.W.L. #2 Review

What is their for C.O.W.L. to do now that the key superhuman threats have been take care off? Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:

Moles, murder, and mayhem. As C.O.W.L. prepares to enter negotiations with the city, scandal threatens the organization. Can The Grey Raven keep C.O.W.L. from tearing itself apart? Plus, what really happened between him and Sparrow?

COWL02_Page10C.O.W.L. got off to an interesting start as though it was far from astonishing it did captivate. This issue goes to draw me even further into this world of super cops with the concept and developments being really intriguing. The story also manages to tease at the future whilst also giving some action and disaster for two members of C.O.W.L.

Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel really impressed me with this script as following a questionable first issue I was glad to see some strong progress. What I liked most about the script for this issue was how it opened allowing for some essence of normality to shine through. Added to this we also get a great insight into Grey Raven and Blaze’s past giving more definition to this team. The action near the end of the issue along with the mysterious developments involving John Pierce also proved gripping with the dialogue exchanged between him and Tom Hayden being very dramatic.

Rod Reis artwork on this series continues to be it’s best feature as though the story itself is looking more promising it’s still some way away from topping these visuals. The overall sketchy tone and rough style of Reis art really suit’s the time period and concept with inks enhancing this look. Reis also gives stunning definition and realism through the characters body language and facial expression adding to the drama at the same time. Despite all this it remains vivid colours that impressed me the most adding to the overall texture and tone of the series.

C.O.W.L. has certainly stepped up a gear as though there’s still room for improvement the concept along with the developments have me hooked. Highly recommended.

  • + Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel produce a gripping tale.
  • + Breathtaking art from Rod Reis.
  • + Shocking developments throughout.
  • - Ending slightly anticlimactic.

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