The GeeksverseRed: Eyes Only

Red: Eyes Only
Published on Friday, December 31, 2010 by

Published by: DC Comics/Wildstorm
Written and Art by: Cully Hamner
Colored by: Val Staples
Lettered by: Wes Abbott
Editor: Ben Abernathy

This serves as a prequel to the Red mini-series from years ago by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, which was recently made into a movie (which didn’t have much to do with the plot of the comic).

The story shows how Moses goes from being a brutal operative to wanting to retire and comes to the realization that he is a monster. It’s a good story. Fast paced, but with some emotional ties. We can feel the anger from Paul’s brother. We can feel Paul’s frustration and even the hope that the Presidential candidate inspires in him.

There’s a bit of a jerk in the middle, but the rest of the story makes up for that.

Hamner’s art is as good as he’s always been. I’ve always been a fan of his style. He seems to be trying a slightly different approach with this one-shot. It’s possibly the lack of an inker that gives the work a different feel. It’s still good to look at and fits the story.

He does a good job with the emotions of his characters. In one panel he conveys the slight smile of Moses perfectly. You can see it in the eyes and in the slight movement of the mouth.

Red: Eyes Only receives
4.5 out of 5

A good little one-shot that increases the mythos of Red.

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