Most of this issue is like, really par for the course in terms of action comics, but I really enjoy these scenes of Shadow being mind-wiped by Eclipse and later Black Death. Not only is it really visually creative and a handy thing Eclipse can do in his spar with Shadow, but it also gives us more info on the Black Arms’ past and Eclipse’s creation. As one-note the evil alien dudes can be, I can appreciate being shown Black Death finding out the events of the game and showing a (Very) slightly sympathetic side to them. They’re still evil bastards, but I like that they were giving more of a motive here.
Also, get a load of the interesting if corny visuals of Shadow trying with all his might to escape the Black Arms brainwashing! I love how Shadow very nearly got away from his fate, but then Black Death personally comes along and blocks his way out with a PNG of Doom’s Eye.
Matt Herms’ colours also fricking kills, man!
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