Uncanny #3

by Johnny Freiberg on August 27, 2013

Dominic Weaver is taken to the hq of the man who had him saved, and told that he is not the only person with special powers, and that his help is needed for a special mission.

Creative Team: Andy Diggle (writer) Aaron Campbell (artist)

Thoughts: This issue isn’t as action packed or fast moving as the previous, but it makes up for that in revelations and world building. In fact, all the issue did was add to the world, create questions and set things up for the future. Luckily, it did this in a very interesting way. First off, we get new information about Weaver that really just open up more questions about him and his past. By filling in details of his past, we’re led to wonder the bigger picture. Then, we find out how shady this world is. Everyone has their own motives behind what’s going on, and I can’t really say more without spoiling. The organization that Weaver is working for is shady and has mysteries around it, but what they want him to do seems to be for the greater good. A strength of the book is taking big conspiracy concepts, and keeping them within the confines of a character driven story.

Weavers is a man of mystery, and the reader is left in that mystery. We don’t really know who he is, and as it stands, his only motive seems to be survival and making money. He’s not a “good” guy, he just wants the best for himself. We don’t know anything about the man in charge, except that something seems to be up with him. Maggie is just as mysterious as the rest. It’s hard to get a grasp on these characters, but not in a bad way. I’m very excited to learn more about them and the world they live in. 

The art portrays the tone of the story very well. It has a sinister feel, and really helps convey the mystery of it all. There was a page with no dialogue that conveyed suspense very powerfully. There wasn’t any action in this issue, but in the previous issues it was superb.

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