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ELSEWHERE #2

by Doug Warren on September 06, 2017

Writer: Jay Faerber
Artist: Sumeyye Kesgin
Colorist: Ron Riley
Publisher: Image Comics

Last month, when I reviewed the first issue of Elsewhere, I found it mediocre, to say the least. The only thing keeping it from the 3-4 star range was the unique concept, and that heck of a cliffhanger. And while I still stand by every word of that review, this one won’t resemble that other one at all. I don’t know what happened with the first issue. Maybe it was too forced to get all the back-story in and rushed to get to the good parts, but this issue did get to the good parts.

The introduction of D.B. Cooper gave a good counter to Earhart. And the gap in the years between their (Amelia Earhart and D.B. Copper's) disappearances, coupled with the fact they haven’t aged a day past the last time they were seen on Earth, gives the comic an interesting dimension that surely will be explored in future issues. The only thing that still bugs me is Amelia’s face. I mean, in real life she wasn’t the biggest hottie, but in this comic, she just looks weird. Her high angular cheekbones throw me off every time. And I’m still not convinced she looks like the same person at different angles.

The thing that’s keeping me interested and is going to ensure I buy the next issue is the question of why Cort and Tavel are helping Amelia and D.B. And who else have they saved? And what could possibly be going on that people who disappeared in flight on Earth are needed to help a rebellion on an alien planet?

Our Score:

7/10

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