Chapter by Chapter features me reading one chapter of the selected book at the time and reviewing it as if I were reviewing an episode of a TV show or an issue of a comic. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read to the point I have, and if you’ve read further I ask that you don’t spoil anything further into the book. Think of it as read-along book club.

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So where were we? We know what our heroes look like, or at least the two who took on human form, as well as our main hero’s potential love interest’s appearance. (You don’t risk food poisoning half the town for just anyone after all.) We also learned Crede bears the mark of the Double Dragon would-be leader of his people, which is an outdated notion but probably what Hoylt, his brother, is here to see…with a body that exists considering their non-physical normal states. They also suspect that Hoylt is Morris Green, a man Crede had an odd encounter with at a bar recently. Now Hal and Zucker are planning to find out. How? You knew there was going to be trouble eventually right?

Oh and, we still don’t know what the Omega Capsule is.

Chapter 7: Two Dimensions

Our image for this chapter is a desk with either a badly drawn computer or one of those cardboard things you see at the store to stage the desk without covering it with actual books and computers.

As suspected, Hal and Zucker do something stupid, but we’ll get back to that. First they want to find out more about our mysterious Mr. Green and they come across a group of ladies gossiping about him, talking less like he’s some NASA scientist and more like he’s Tony Stark, sans armor. Or maybe he does have armor? If he does it must be green. Seriously, we’re about to learn Morris Green is obsessed with his namesake color, making me wonder if, considering he actually is Hoylt, he just couldn’t get past that color and decided to work with it. We still don’t know where these guys are getting their clothing, but we can at least assume they aren’t naked when assuming human form. Anyway, he has fangirls all surprised that he’s not in a relationship or even dating or…yeah, definitely Tony. I know I’m usually the guy who scoffs at the demand for “realism” by pointing out how that word is being misused but even I can’t believe some NASA advisor has hot girls drooling over him. Of course, he is rich. And mind control may not be limited to Crede.

Zucker and Hal sneak into Green’s office while he’s doing an interview with two rival TV networks and dear lord is this man obsessed with green. He’s dressed in green. The button to the floor of his office in the elevator is green (which is how Hal knows immediately which button to press), the entire floor and his office are shades of green…heck, Hal suspects they tried to paint the gold nameplate to his office in green but it didn’t stick. Kermit The Frog isn’t this obsessed with green! No mention of the flat computer by the way. As they search Green’s office (which they got in because Zucker isn’t mind going all gas-form to break into places he’s only breaking into because Hal wants in so badly) all they find is a list of storms coming, with some of them highlighted (guess what color–go on, guess!), but the interesting part is when they hide under the desk when they hear Green coming. They both start thinking about wanting to be back in their apartment and for a moment it seems like they’re there, but they’re still under the desk. They do manage to get out of there (you’ll have to read the book to find out how) and head to tell Crede, which the narrator sneakily notes that Crede has his own story to tell.

So is Hoylt our Mr. Green? It does raise a few questions. We know Hoylt followed Crede to Earth because he left after Crede, which the people who we first met noted was a bad thing, so how would he get so rich and popular so fast even with potential mind control powers? Or did he take over someone else’s identity so he could have some kind of potential power of his brother in case he needed it for whatever his agenda is? We know something is up with that desk, or possibly something in it, so at the very least Morris is hiding something, whether it’s being Hoylt or not.  What mysterious story does Crede have to tell? And will we finally get an answer of what the title of this book is about considering the chapter title? Tune in next week to find out.

Next Time: The Omega Capsule

…is apparently a gavel according to the chapter art. {shrugs}

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About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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