The GeeksverseWidowmaker #2

Widowmaker #2
Published on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 by

Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Duane Swierczynski
Penciled by: Manuel Garcia
Inked by: Lorenzo Ruggiero & Bit
Colored by: Jim Charalampidis & Sotocolor
Lettered by: Blambot’s Nate Piekos
Editors: Beckerman, Pinnelas, Rosemann, Macchio

This issue is one long fight scene. There’s barely any development of the “widowmaker” crossover, not until the last couple of pages. It seems like a waste of an issue of a 4 part crossover. And it’s not even a very good fight.

Too much of this issue is taken up with what could have been a very quick fight. It really doesn’t make much sense. Most of this issue could have been devoted to showing how the Widow shows up at the Red Room Facility in Russia at the end of Widowmaker #1.

The fight isn’t well choreographed. It lasts too long and doesn’t flow well. How were we to know these were fake “Supreme Soviets” except that we were told they were. Why? Why were they fake and how were they fake? They had the powers so doesn’t that make them the Supreme Soviets? I’m confused.

Compared to McCann’s smooth script from Issue 1, this feels jumbled and rushed. Besides the fight, the rest of it seems out of place as well. It just doesn’t fit smoothly.

And the art doesn’t either.

Where Lopez (from Issue 1) was smooth and tight, Garcia’s art is rough and messy. Thats the problem that inter-title (and thats what Widowmaker was originally before both series got canceled) crossovers have, mismatched art styles.

But in this case it’s really noticable and jarring.

Garcia’s storytelling isn’t as strong as Lopez. The action doesn’t flow as smoothly. It’s not bad art, just messy and not attractive.

Widowmaker #2 receives
3 out of 5

Not a good follow up to the first part.

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