Does the second issue in this interesting series impress or fall short? Read on to find out.
The official description from Image:
Brought back in by his military masters, Dr. David Loren’s newest invention has been confiscated. With pressure mounting against his friend Dr. Mannish and an innocent woman caught in the middle, how long can David keep the knowledge of how to operate the highly dangerous technology away from the brass?
The first issue quite naturally set-up the world of Dr. David Loren, while illustrating him as a rather likable character whom was at a bit of a crossroads. Now that he’s intent on freeing himself from his current situation in life, this new release seeks to fill in some of his back story while offering up compelling reasons as to why this character would want to give up his life and his occupation.
It’s about as black-and-white as readers might expect but series writer, Matt Hawkins, finds a way to deliver a script that not only propels the story forward but justifies its anticipated but wholly essential components. The key narrative points of our protagonists life are explored and inspected as this tale near-expertly sets the stage for the chaos that’s sure to come. My only real complaint is that there were times were the inner-dialogue overburdened some scenes with unnecessary explanations and slightly oddball reflections.
Rahsan Ekedal makes this comic book look and feel like a cinematic world. His pencil work matches and even exceeds the quality of the script, as he employs a technique that perfectly frames the story therein. Smart design sense and a keen eye yield solid details that in the end give this title a unique visual flare that continues the artistic success found in last month’s release.
Think Tank #2 is a solid addition to this new series, as it takes the set-up of the first issue and attempts to deepen and expand its narrative scope. Recommended.