Sunday, March 28, 2010

Haunt #6 - Image

This story was a bit choppy . . and all over the place. But . .it's purpose was to fill us in on some of the pieces of this first story-arc from Mirage's point of view. Basically . . she's a mercenary that is in love with Kurt. And through him, she was working both sides of the fence. I believe at one time she did work for the Agency, but . . I could be wrong. Anyways, their mission with Shillinger was going to be their final one. Kurt would go in, as instructed by the Agency, and capture the doctor. He would leave the doctor's notebook behind on purpose, which Mirage would then grab. She would put it up for sale, drawing out the bad guys, and alert Kurt as to when it would happen. Then Kurt, and the Agency would swoop in . . capture the bad guy and recover the notebook. But Mirage would make off with the money. Everyone would be happy . . Kurt would quit the Agency . . and he and Mirage would go off and be happy together. But . . you know what they say about the best laid plans. Right from the beginning everything went wrong. Or as the one guy says, 'It all went pear-shaped.' Anyways, Mirage tries to finish her part of the plan, solo. And in the end, anonymously gives Amanda half the money. Mirage figures she owes her at least that much for what she and Kurt were planning on doing to her. Overall I thought it was a great wrap-up to the first story-arc. Robert Kirkman has done a great job of pulling us into the life of this character. And it was nice to see this recap of everything, but from a different perspective. This title seems to be off to a great start. I have a feeling it's going to be around for some time to come. Greg Capullo does the art for this issue, but officially he doesn't take over until the next one. Overall I'm pretty impressed with this launch. I can't wait to see more. And, if you didn't take a chance with these first 6 issues . . knowing Image, it'll probably be out in TPB before Memorial Day. If you don't buy it, you should at least pick it up and read it through. You won't be disappointed.

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