Review – Prototype 2 #6 – The Labyrinth Part 2

Writer: Dan Jolley
Pencils: Victor Drujiniu
Inks: Jonas Trindade
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Letters: Michael Heisler
Cover: Victor Drujiniu, Jonas Trindade and Michael Atiyeh
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

On the move Sergeant Heller springs into action to get away from this testing complex, determined to see family again and to know freedom once more. He scrapes up the allies he can and makes a break for it with everything on the line. No mutant or enemy will stand in his way and with that energy we launch into the final book as Prototype 2 launches to retail tomorrow.

We learn a little more about Heller in Part 2 of this story, he’s a one man army when it comes to survival, his reaction speed is quick and his intensity allows him to stand up even in the worst odds, as a character he’s a warrior. As with any noble figure there’s the test in extreme cases like this, what lengths will he go to reach the outside and how far does his humanity go? As for the rest of the book, it’s short-lived and a quick whiplash moment that sweeps Heller around and leaves him unsure of what just happened.

The Labyrinth is a weaker closing story than one would anticipate for a series like this, while there is some action and development for Heller as a character, we’re left with a handful of moral compass choices and family memories. It wasn’t the high point of the 3 stories that hit, mainly because of the fast introduction and decisions made for the closure. It’s a transition leaving you to wonder the rest of the story that Prototype 2 will bring when it arrives but for those who have bought into this mini-series it might leave a bitter taste after these last issues.

Story:★★½☆☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★½☆☆ 
Overall:★★★☆☆ 

Marvel Free focus for the week (4/23/12)

Exhausted your collection already? Looking for something new to explore? Check out the new free focus releases for the week from Marvel and get in on some freebies to carry you through. Keep in mind that next week the releases will be a bit short with 4 releases instead of the usual 5. Catch the releases in the links below and enjoy the goodness with classics like Power Pack, Lorna the Jungle Queen and Silver Sable and a touch of current events with Band of Heroes.

Available now

POWER PACK (1984) #12
ALL-WINNERS SQUAD: BAND OF HEROES (2011) #1
LORNA THE JUNGLE QUEEN (1953) #1
SILVER SABLE AND THE WILD PACK (1992) #1
THE MUTANT MISADVENTURES OF CLOAK AND DAGGER (1988) #4

Upcoming titles*
IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA: CASUALITIES OF WAR (2006) #1
X-MEN VS. THE AVENGERS (1987) #1
X-MEN GIANT SIZE (2011) #1
NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT ANNUAL (2011) #1

Incredible Hulk 7.1 Preview pages arrive from Marvel

Marvel has a lot of goods in the works, today we get a peek at Incredible Hulk 7.1 coming May 16th, while it’s still weeks early it’s a nice look at what happened to Bruce Banner and a bit of a tale on Red She-Hulk as well. She’s fixed on making those responsible for his disappearance pay royally as this whole story transitions into the upcoming arc of “Stay Angry”.

Check out the panels below for a look at what’s been going on.

Preview pages for New Avengers #25 arrive, AvX and the Phoenix continue

New Avengers #25 arrives this week, centering around the AvX conflict and especially around Iron Fist and his mysterious relation tot he Phoenix Force. While the force isn’t there yet it’s getting intense as you can see in the gallery pages below, with Hope already embracing the energy and things going south really fast we’ll see where this all takes off in 2 days.

Marvel Mondays are back in action, Thor goes for 99 cents!

Missed out on your digital issues of Thor and Loki for a while? Marvel is offering a chance to catch up for the Monday Sale! With the new Digital Comics store it’s possible to read these issues on iOS, Android or your PC so you have total flexibility when you settle down to read all the issues.

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The sale runs until 11:00 pm EST tonight, after that they all go back to regular prices. Remember the sale is also available over mobile and not just the PC Digital Store.

Link: Marvel 99 Cent Digital Sale