The GeeksverseStan Lee’s The Traveler #4 – Advanced Review

Stan Lee’s The Traveler #4 – Advanced Review
Published on Monday, February 21, 2011 by

Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Chad Hardin
Colors: BLond
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Art: A- Francesco Mattina; B- Chad Hardin w/ Art Lyon
Editor: Dafna Pleban

This issue asks “is time absolute” and the answer is yes.

All the odd pieces of the puzzle that were laid out in the first three issues come together in this one. We watch a man create himself. And the horrible way it happens, we have to ask ourselves one question, why? And that is what will drive the future stories. Why was it so important that Kronus be created? We’ll find out as Kronus finds out.

Afterall, he willingly allowed the horrible deeds to happen, so he would be created.

Waid does a great job with the puzzle. All the pieces make sense. The randomness of the Split Second Men’s attacks. In an odd way, they were working to prevent themselves from being created. And Colding, who was behind it all, even the future attacks on the past. Did he not want himself to be created? Was he actually acting in the best interests of Julia? If Kronus hadn’t delayed himself, would the experiment haved killed them all instead of creating Kronus, scarring Colding and imprisoning Julia in time?

It’s an interesting question. And the man that knew the answers was killed. By himself. In order so he could be created. In this case a man was destined to repeat his mistakes.

Wait did a great job laying it all out over the course of four issues. He must have had it all mapped out and he put the emphasis on just the right pieces and moments to make it all work.

Hardin’s art is as good as prior issues. He’s jut a decent style, his figures different enough from other artists so he can stand out. He’s got a good grasp of storytelling and his panels flow smoothly from action to action.

Stan Lee’s The Traveler #4 receives
4.5 out of 5

Great wrap-up to the first arc that shows why Waid is considered a master of the craft.

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