Rapture #2 Capsule Review

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Title:  Rapture #2

Publisher:  Valiant Entertainment

Writer:  Matt Kindt

Artist:  CAFU

Colorist:  Andrew Dalhouse

Letterer:  Dave Sharpe

Cover Artist:  Mico Suayan and Brian Reber;  J.G. Jones;  Kano;  Clayton Crain

Review:  ★★★★★

How do you follow-up with an impressive first issue?  How about an impressive second issue?  We jump back into the world of Deadside with the cast of heroes that Tama, the current Geomancer, has assembled to save the world.  One of the latest additions introduced last issue, Rex the Razer, has his backstory put on display.  It doesn’t feel forced in anyways, and if anything, it makes us want to see more of Rex outside of Rapture, assuming he makes it to the end.  In a very well played out sequence, Tama gets to find out the type of person Ninjak is and the lengths he’s willing to go for his mission, contrasting her innocence and his experience.  If there is any slight against the book, it would have to be the main villain, Babel.  His design just isn’t that interesting, especially when put next to his nightmarish bereaver henchmen.  It’s not enough to take away from the enjoyment of the story, but with the rest of CAFU’s art spot on, you would think he and Kindt could have come up with something a little more interesting than Slash with red eyes.  We still have two issues to go and that is plenty of time for them to ramp him up in the story since they have already done well to make him an interesting antagonist.  More now please!

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