“Crowbar Medicine, Part 2”
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Dan Jolley
Pencils: Leonard Kirk
Inks: Robin Riggs
Colors: Moose Baumann
Letters: Rob Leigh
Covers: Leonard Kirk w/ Moose Baumann, Cully Hamner
Review by Scott Keys
The last issue ended with Morgenstern offering his Power Chip to the masses, and as Clev so eloquently put it, it “hit the fan.” What is Clev and Saffron’s next move? How about the Army stepping in? Didn’t see that coming, huh.
As I said earlier, the US Army now wants Clev’s help in finding Morgenstern. Major Boudreau wants to utilize Clev’s ability to track down these kinds of “freaks.” Of course, Clev calls him out before accepting the job (the Army was double-crossed by Morgenstern, now they want revenge!). Next we see high school principal Perry Colvin watching the news about the death and destruction from last issue, and a notepad with Morgenstern’s e-mail address. More on this later. Clev wants a look at Morgenstern’s labs because he doesn’t agree with the Army’s search criterion. When they finally get in, Clev goes to Morgenstern’s office and finds… Terminus. Terminus claims to be on Clev’s side and that Morgenstern needs to be stopped, but Clev doesn’t buy it. Cue fight scene! The battle ends up outside and Terminus…disappears? And where did that ice come from? Remember Principal Colvin? Well guess who shows up at his house with a Power Chip? Yep, that’s right, Morgenstern!
Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #2 is another great issue from a great creative team. Jolley’s words and Kirk, Riggs and Baumann’s art offer up a great look at the “real world” implications of superpowers “gone wild.” Now we see not only villainous people taking on superpowers, but upstanding citizens wanting to protect people too. This is a very slippery slope, and I like the way Jolley and crew are handling this story! What would you do? Use powers for personal gain, or to protect others? I guess we’ll have to keep reading to see which side prevails in the end.
Art: 4.5 / 5
Story: 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
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