Pages: 112 pages
Finished: Mar. 27, 2010
First Published: Mar. 23, 2010
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Genre: Graphic novel, Super heroes
Do I have everyone's attention?
Acquired: Received a review copy from Harper Collins Canada.
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.
Comments: I am hooked on this series that centres around the mightiest superhero who suddenly turns to the dark side and becomes the most evil super villain. We start out by meeting the last living member of The Plutonium's former superhero group, The Volt and a flashback to his joining of the group. This book heavily focuses on the group members as they regroup, try to locate The Plutonium and figure a way to bring him down. The dynamics between them and the individual personalities all take shape. There is also tension in a personal situation. The group does track down Plutonium's lair but one member goes off on his own to confront Plutonium and through flashbacks we find out the truth of events that lead up to his turning evil. The volume ends with a bit of a shock that leaves us hanging on for the next volume. I am really enjoying these characters. While not everyone yet has been a major focus, the ones who have been are showing to be many layered with multiple aspects to their characters with backstories and personal lives beyond just being super heroes. I am anxiously awaiting Vol. 3 which will be out later this year.
An added bonus in this volume at the end of the book, after the usual Art Gallery of cover art, is a 14-page preview of Mark Waid's Potter's Field which I must say has me very interested so don't be surprised to see a review of it in the future.