Unknown Soldier 10 (September 2009)

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In this issue’s conclusion, Dysart juxtaposes the bickering of adults–sure, it’s dramatic and violent, but they’re arguing over ideas–with children making friends with each other. It’s a profound little moment, creation versus destruction.

It might be the most profound moment in Unknown Soldier so far.

There’s a lot Dysart can go wrong with this issue, a lot of things he sets up and none of them fail.

The biggest possible failure is the face. He shows Moses talking to his wife. It’s a hallucination, but still… it’s possibly real. And Moses is fully healed, which raises the question of what is Dysart going to do with the face… it hadn’t occurred to me he might somehow fix it.

Hopefully, he doesn’t.

Then there’s Paul, the kid Moses rescued or captured a couple issues ago. Not to be glib, but I was worried he’d be Moses’s Robin.

He’s not.


Easy Kill, Chapter Three; writer, Joshua Dysart; artist, Alberto Ponticelli; colorist, Oscar Celestini; letterer, Clem Robins; editor, Pornsak Pichetshote; publisher, Vertigo.

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