Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hawk and Dove #2

"Party Time" is the formal introduction of Condor and Swan as the new avatars, and as new nemeses for Hawk and Dove.  Sterling Gates delivers an entertaining issue with lots of action, zombies, and avatars. Since nothing is perfect, we had to endure an awkward lovers' quarrel between Dove and Deadman; one that seemed completely out of place; still, we also got some cool scenes of Dove kicking zombie butt.  There is some character development as well, not only for Hawk and Dove, but also for Hank and Dawn.  Rob Liefeld's pencils are good in this issue, despite what his detractors may opine, and Matt Yackey's colors make them even better.  I am still trying to get used to Hawk's new red-gray scheme, but I can see where they are coming from with this change.  I am excited about this title and the upcoming "vs" issue.

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