Battle of the Planets #5
Image Comics/Top Cow (December, 2002)“LOOSE ENDS” part 2 of 2 WRITER: Munier Sharrieff PENCILER: Wilson Tortosa COLORIST: Shane Law LETTERER: Martin Barnes & Dennis Heisler COVER/ART DIRECTION: Alex Ross EDITOR: David Wohl
Feeling better, Keyop looks into a third murder. The others conclude their investigations (and Tiny ends up with a potential love interest) and meet Anderson at a hotel to compare notes. And while they learn a lot about Spectra’s methods their actual plan alludes them.
What they got right: Interesting to see G-Force show their teamwork skills beyond fighting. They can think and plan, too. Plus I like how Tiny also gets a girlfriend. There’s also some foreshadowing at the end for the next arc, as it rains in the city the Terrapin attacked previously.
What they got wrong: I’d say nothing at all were it not for the fact that the cover features a character who isn’t even in the story. Alex Ross has some great art, but to me a cover should sell the comic and this would only sell the comic to fans of the show, rather than the general audience.
Recommendation: If it weren’t for the possibility of people finding these articles for the first time without seeing the previous articles I wouldn’t bother writing this section until we get to the mini-series that followed the 12-issue main title. It’s just going to be the same thing every time. Buy this comic series. You will not be disappointed.
- “Yesterday’s” Comic> Battle of the Planets #1/2
- “Yesterday’s” Comic> Battle of the Planets #1
- “Yesterday’s” Comic> Battle of the Planets #2
- “Yesterday’s” Comic> Battle of the Planets #3
- “Yesterday’s” Comic> Battle of the Planets #4 (the Top Cow one)
- “Yesterday’s” Comic> Battle of the Planets #4 (the old one)