The Fearless Defenders #2 is a page turner from page one. By page one I mean THE page one. The page with the credits. Valkyrie and Misty Knight gives a re-cap of issue #1, and Misty is mouthy as ever.
This review will be brief as I gave a detailed review of why I’m liking this series in my review of Fearless Defenders #1.
Dialogue remains sharp in this issue, thanks to Cullen Bunn, writer. I don’t know how he does it, but he is able to take characters from different worlds and put them in a story together. Flawlessly. The dialogue and interactions between a demi-Goddess and a feisty bionic private investigator is captivating. Bunn’s dialogue for Misty Knight is astonishing. As an African-American female, I can honestly relate to her character. I am just so amazed with Bunn’s work on this series, and can’t wait to see what he has in store for us in future issues. I’m sure any new characters will be just as compelling as the ones we’ve already been introduced to.
Dani Moonstar is introduced in this issue, but her role with the Defenders is not yet known.
Great artwork. Will Sliney is the penciller and Veronica Gandini is the colorist. Excellent visual storytelling. I ESPECIALLY LIKE, I MEAN LOVE, THE COVER! Key selling point. There was no way I could have left a book with a cover like that on the shelf at the comic shop.
It takes both script and art to make a good story and The Fearless Defenders definitely has both. I can still see this Marvel NOW! title going a long way, and I definitely plan to continue reading the series. And not just because of the last page!
VERDICT (drum roll please)
I highly recommend reading this series, especially if you like mythology.