The GeeksverseHeroes For Hire #1

Heroes For Hire #1
Published on Thursday, December 2, 2010 by

Written by: Dan Abenett & Andy Lanning
Penciled by: Brad Walker
Inked by: Andrew Hennessy
Colored by: Jay David Ramos
Lettered by: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Assistant Editors: John Denning & Rachel Pinnelas
Editor: Bill Rosemann
Covers A- Doug Braithwaite & Sonia Oback; B- Brad Walker & Morry Hollowell; C- Harvy Tolibao & Morry Hollowell

I like the way the new Heroes for Hire is set up.

Misty Knight, using her many connections, “hires” each hero to perform a task. It’s not a team, but a collection of individuals that get brought in where needed.

In some cases it’s a case a hero is already working on and Misty provides help (in the case of Moon Knight). In others it’s Misty using the heroes to track down a drug shipment (Falcon) and to stop the shipment (Black Widow). And even using a “hero” to take out the source (Elektra).

This issues conflict is fairly simple. An Atlantean living on the surface is buying an illegal drug from undersea Atlanteans, selling it to surface dwellers, extracting it through the surface dwellers and then selling the new product back to the Atlanteans.

It’s a neat setup. I’m not sure how long it can last before it gets old, but it definately can work in the short term. It’s different then other comic set-ups, thats for sure. This mission explains perfectly how the new set-up for Heroes for Hire works as we see it in operation.

DnA even though a couple of surprises our way. There’s a mysterious benefactor that feeds Misty the information she needs and in turn she feeds it to the hero that’ll do the most good with it. And the last couple page twist was definately a shocker. Didn’t see that one coming at all. It’ll be interesting to see where DnA take that angle.

It’s also nice to see a new book pay attention to the recent past of the characters for once. DnA make mention of Misty’s pregnancy scare that she just had.

Walker’s art is nice. He’s got a nice style. His faces are a little odd, a bit too heavy in the lips, but overall his figures are very nice. He’s got a nice grasp of storytelling as his pages flow nice and smooth. I’ve heard the name before but hadn’t seen any of his prior work.

Heroes For Hire #1 receives:
4.5 out of 5

An excellant debut with a shock ending.

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