Review – Prototype 2 #2 – The Anchor Part 2

Review – Prototype 2 #2 – The Anchor Part 2

Writer: Dan Jolley
Artist: Paco Diaz
Coloring: Michael Atiyeh
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Paco Diaz with Michael Atiyeh
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

After having his solitude broken, Alex ventures to save the ones he’s bonded with in his snowy escape. Unfortunately what he’s sought to protect might not be as pure as he thought, in fact it’s only weight to his struggle to bond with humanity after being evolved. The story loses speed in issue 2, focusing on histories and going into detail about how Alex tries to get by in these infiltration situations while going full circle on the story of everyone involved. In this issue we figure out why Alex is screwed for finding redemption in humanity, we also see the outcome of this mini plot and unfortunately while it was starting to get good we’re moving to other areas in this bridge series.

[spoiler show=”Show Issue 2 Spoilers” hide=”Hide Issue 2 Spoilers”]Alex has his crusade cut short, learning more about Flint he realizes the man he seeks to protect is an incarnation of evil, torturing and destroying people for greed. The men he’s been disassembling in the compound are small fries compared to the retired kingpin he was residing with. The impact drives Alex over the edge and sends him on revenge directed in all ways, minus Autumn, he has to save her from the horrors that her father brought forward during his time and the corruption within him. Unfortunately Alex realizes he’s entirely too optimistic about humanity and those he thought he was close with. The dawn of judgement comes forward and few if any will escape the wrath.[/spoiler]

The Anchor Part 2, continues vivid artwork and graphic detail in each panel, the melee assaults and action sequences drive the intensity of the story. The color and ink keep the tones limited to the moment with night sequences, explosions and wilderness teams without bleeding into a single pattern. Overall it’s a great read to grab for 99 cents especially if you’re interested in a mini-series to hold you over for the next month.

Release Date: February 29th, 2012

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