The GeeksverseBring The Thunder #2

Bring The Thunder #2
Published on Sunday, January 9, 2011 by

Published by: Dynamite Entertainment
Plot/Concept/Design: Alex Ross
Plot/Script: Jai Nitz
Art by: Wilson Tortosa
Colored by: Marlon Ilagan
Lettered by: Simon Bowland
Editor: Joseph Rybandt
Covers: A- Alex Ross; B- Tortosa

First off, an Air Force Pararescueman (or a PJ as it’s nicknamed), is not Special Forces, it’s part of the US Special Operations Command. Special Forces is a US Army Unit, commonly known as the Green Berets, and is not made up of different units from other branches. As far as I know, there is no such official unit like that, except possibly Delta Force but I think thats still pure Army.

Just a little bit that annoys me. I don’t think most readers would pick up on it, but it would be nice if the editors and writer got it right to begin with.

The rest of the story is very well done. Showing the parallel between Afghanistan and local gangs was a nice bit. It also helped solidify the mindset of Wayne, the main character. This is a soldier and he approaches it like a soldier would. His response to the gand and his son being in the gang was also well done. He reacts the only way he knows how.

I like how he uses music and songs to help focus his sound powers. It’s a nice twist to the old sound powers.

I didn’t like the ending, with a group watching both Wayne and the gangleaders and making the comment about “Operation: Thunder”. How did they just happen to be in the middle of Chicago watching at that particular time? How did they know that the results of their experiment would be there? Wayne found the gun in the middle of Afghanistan and disappeared for a year. That’s just too much of a coincidence for my liking.

Tortosa’s art is messy. Thats the only way to describe it. The lines are loose, too loose. His forms are all over the place. The action is hard to follow and it all feels jumbled together.

Artwise it’s a couple of steps down from the first issue.

Bring The Thunder #2 receives
3.5 out of 5

The story is good, even with the special forces hiccups, but the art brings it down a couple of notches.

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