Marvel Comics 2014 Written by Greg Rucka Art by Russel Dauterman Colors by Chris Sotomayor
Helmets on space fans! For we are back with the fearsome father son duo as they gallivant across the universe seeing the unseen, doing the unthinkable, and catching a game of Aline polo! Last time we checked in on our Starjammers, Scott and his Father Corsair were embarking on their own mini adventure to finally have the relationship the two deserved.
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet Act I Scene V. These words express this issues perfectly. I thought it was a great way to introduce the story, the panels giving us a travel montage of all the places the two had ventured thus far showing us just how big the universe truly is and yet, they have only just scratched the surface.
Being a wanted pirate makes traveling a bit difficult so its no wonder the two land in an overpopulated market place. Naturally, the two journeyed to this particular slum in search of a trade. But alas the men must talk then Scott and his new friend are sent off to experience the new planets entertainment. All good things must come to an end, a fun adventure ends in fisticuffs and bad news. Corsair’s in serious trouble, will he survive? Guess we have to wait until next time!
Where to start, the over all story line was some what mediocre but don’t let that stop you from picking this issue up. What I love about this particular story line are the one liners. They just really grab your heart and squeeze. Such small things that most might overlook easily, but knowing how badly Scott has wanted and needed a father figure something like “You are So embarrassing me.”
As mention before, the story was alright in that it was just meant to lead up to the big surprise toward the end (It is certainly worth getting to the end!). The first part of the story really didn’t feel necessary, just a bit of filler. And for that I do have to dock it some cool points. With the previous issue, I was firmly invested and this one…Eh, it was ok until BAM, feelings!
Along with those feelings come some pretty fantastic art, it amazes me how far the comic world has come. Nice and smooth, the flow is nice but I do have to point out Corsair, he seems to suffer a bit of a lazy face. Some times he just has a line here and a dot there. Over all it was very well put together.
I really look forward to Issue 3, I think this story is leading up to some really heart crushing ending that will shake young Scott to the core and perhaps, he’ll finally have enough back bone to face off with his older self and get their lives back on track. But as always, we’ll have to wait and see.