Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Vision, Volume 2: Little Better Than a Beast
Things go from bad to worse in the exciting conclusion of 2016's The Vision. Tom King- that guy, I am starting to think he could write the phone book and I would be captivated by it. The Batman/ Elmer Fudd Special writer is just amazing at his craft. I know in the early 2010s, King was getting a lot of flak for writing that was considered uneven and just so far in outfield, that if he was a center-fielder, he be playing in the parking lot across the street. But over these past few months, I'm really warming to his style and thinking most of the hate is by online trolls who wouldn't know good writing from a kids menu at a retirement home.
This volume of the Vision gets as down and dirty as the closing chapter of volume 1 promised. But I love the Nick Fury-esque ending in which a little manipulation of the truth leads to a happy ending, but the uneasiness still lingers. While this series of the vision is complete, the ending gives hope of a second chapter. Though, I am can't imagine how you'd top the second half of this killer series.
The art is second to none. Artist Michael Walsh does such a tremendous job drawing the android Vision family with both a body of cold, hard electronics and a dash of the human spirit. Walsh's talents help make this one of the best Pinocchio-type stories of inorganic being wishing to become real ever created.
This is a series that should not be overlooked!
Rating: 9 out of 10 stars.