Five Weapons 6 (January 2014)

Fw6What a cliffhanger–ugh, Robinson really knows what he’s doing this issue. Except the art is a little rushed. Maybe he’s in a hurry.

But the story? Robinson’s got his plotting down beautiful. Enrique goes back to assassin school, starting the next school year after the previous issue, and so Robinson gets to catch up with everyone. He actually does the catchup really quick, two pages or so. It turns out he’s got four major personal complications for the lead along with a big overarching one for the arc.

All of these are perfectly presented, before he gets to that cliffhanger. He’s able to tie it into two of the complications and never let it feel forced. But then he ends the issue abruptly–I’d forgotten how he plots these comics–and it gives the reader a chance to think back at the excellent plotting.

Five Weapons continues to impress.

B 

CREDITS

Tyler’s Revenge; writer, artist and letterer, Jimmie Robinson; colorist, Paul Little; editor, Laura Tavishati; publisher, Image Comics.

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