Copperhead #7

by Forrest.H on May 13, 2015

Writer: Jay Faerber
Artist: Scott GodlewskiRon Riley
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: May 13, 2015
Cover Price: $3.50
Once again, this team of creator’s brings a hostile, alien world to life in a way that makes you feel like you’re visiting a planet that exists somewhere out there.

I’ve lauded Faerber’s writing abilities before. Particularly, his ability to make characters act different in different situations as opposed to being static tropes. Here, though, Faerber does an amazing job of shifting the pace and emotion multiple times in one issue. Clara acts sheepishly, impulsively, sexually and aggressively and? It’s all natural. The transitions blend so seamlessly that the line between Clara as a comic’s character and Clara as a real person are blurred. It’s great, great stuff.

The majority of the issue is really just set up, the first real step into this arc. But, it’s done so well that it feels more like another day in the lives of the characters and less like the beginning of something new entirely even if it does end rather abruptly. (My only real nitpick with this issue, its brevity)

Godlewski and Riley are masters of action orchestration and that final showdown, one of many to come I’m sure, is an enthralling, heart rate raising, segment that is paced near-perfectly.

Ultimately, it’s just another day in Copperhead. It’s about bad guys and good guys. It’s about space and about people. And? It’s just as good as always. 

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