The Activity #12 Review

Can Delta get in and get out with being seen on the dangerous roads of Fallujah? Will their cover literally be blown?

Official description from Image:

Before SWITCHFOOT was in the activity, he was an operator in Delta Force. Guest artist Marc Laming takes Switchfoot’s Delta squad into Fallujah during the 2004 siege where the team’s actions will draw fire from the enemy and the US Marines alike.

As stated above Delta is in Fallujah on a nearly impossible mission. I’m not too sure what the mission is exactly, but I do know that they can’t even tell our own marines who they are. And, yes,  they do come across the marines. Although, I know little of warfare, I did find this issue interesting.

Nathan Edmondson gave balanced attention to detail as he peppered in military terms but not so much to where it was in my face the entire time. The banter between the soldiers was realistic and reminded me of small talk that would be in a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Guest artist Marc Laming’s work was perfect for this setting.  The drab colors and dark lines emphasized the depressing nature of war. Then there were the panels with explosions. Vibrant oranges and yellows blended finely and made for some exciting scenes. The cover was done by Mitch Gerads  and it let us know right away that this issue isn’t playing around.

This was quite a thrilling read. There were bullets to the head and dead bodies galore.  As this was my first issue to read in this series, I wasn’t too confused. I did have to go back and read a few descriptions just to see exactly where we were going but all in all it was not difficult to be up to speed. If you haven’t picked it up, I recommend it.


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