Has the wait been worth it? Or should they have called time on this story a long time ago? Read on to find out.
The official description from Dynamite:
The evolution of Number Six continues, as Eve begins to see her place in the psychiatric ward become less that of patient and more that of prisoner. She doesn’t think of herself as a violent person, but when provoked all bets are off. As for the Cylons, Number Six has been designed for a very specific purpose and they are determined to make the necessary refinements so that she can achieve her prime directive. Next on the agenda – aesthetics. She must be a beauty of a beast!
It’s been a whole year since the first issue launched, and finally the second hits out stands. But one question I have, was it worth it? Fair enough there have been many comics that have suffered schedule problems, but few take a whole year between their first two issues. And honestly it was becoming that long that I was starting to think that it was cancelled. We also have to take into perspective that this was intended as a five part mini-series. Does this mean that it’ll take five years to tell this short tale? That’s probably an exaggeration, but you get my point.
That being said, writer J.T. Krul does a wonderful job of continuing the story he started a year ago, as though I had to go back and re-read the first issue to refresh my memory, the follow-up was dramatic to say the least. Exploring Number Six’s past in an emotional, yet mysterious way, Krul gives us a story that’s full of symbolism, as though fans of Battlestar Galactica know she’s a force to be reckoned with, this tale shows that there was once a more innocent side to this antagonist. Despite this, I did feel that certain developments escalated too quickly, and though given the time between issues, this may be a good thing, it ultimately hinders the overall flow.
Igor Lima continues to produce the artwork on this series, delivering detailed pencils, and bold, sharp inks. It is however the cinematic way in which his invigorating layouts entice that truly impressed, and along with the sleek, textured colours of Alex Guimarães, it allows for great depth. On top of this, Lima also manages to generate a fantastic sense of drama and excitement, with the later developments being brutal, but in a somewhat majestic fashion.
The long wait is finally over, and I can firmly say that Battlestar Galactica: Six #2 didn’t suck. Having an exciting narrative, that takes us further into the background of Number Six, this five part mini-series continues to intrigue, with the dramatic developments more than enticing. Just lets hope that it’s not another year before the next issue’s out.