The GeeksverseGeorge R.R. Martin’s Doorways #2

George R.R. Martin’s Doorways #2
Published on Sunday, December 12, 2010 by

Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: George R.R. Martin
Art by: Stefano Martino
Lettered by: Neil Uyetake
Assistant Editor: Bobby Curnow
Editor: Mariah Huehner
Covers: A- Stefano Martino; B- Rebecca Wrigley

Issue #1 was an average [url=http://www.kittyspryde.com/?p=3789]issue[/url]. It suffered from a lack of development and some issues with the art.

Issue #2 has improved on both of those.

This issue is a chase, Thomas and Cat on the run heading for a doorway. They are hunted by Thane, Cat’s old master. During the chase we get more of a history of Cat, the doorways and a bit about the parallel earths.

We learn that it is parallel, not through time, same time here and there. Doors are one way travel. We learn a bit about Cat’s past. Still no overall larger concept, but now that it was able to slow down a bit, and focus on Cat, the smaller concept of Cat and Thomas is enough.

What’s odd is that the people that came with Thane do not appear in this issue. No mention of them either. No mention of how the government agents were able to track them, or if the government even knows the full story. They didn’t seem to understand what Thomas was saying about the door being a gate, so makes me think that they were just tracking Cat because of the way she appeared and the technology she was carrying.

It’s definately stronger then the first issue, but there are still some holes that need filling. But the holes aren’t enough to stop the enjoyment of this issue. Deciphering Cat’s speech is fun.

Martino’s art has improved. There were no bad panels in this issue like there were in the last. There are still some storytelling and flow issues though, with the action in the panels being somewhat awkward to follow. It is that regret in Thane’s eyes when he has to kill the government agents in front of Cat? That sequance was a bit weird.

Doorways #2 receives
3.5 out of 5

An improvement over the first, but not enough to bump it up.

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