Monday, May 31, 2010

Sam and Twitch: the Writer #2 - Image

At the beginning of the first issue we see Sam stabbed and then stuck in a freezer at a slaughterhouse. We don't know what's going on, but . . these first 2 issues have filled in everything in between. But still . . all we really know for sure is that there's somebody out there who has a story to tell. Now that he's started doing it on the bodies of the people he's killed . . he's gotten some attention. However, before this his writing was found on walls, windows and park benches around the neighborhood. Sam and Twitch have also picked up a third-wheel . . Dr Garland . . a psychologist. The Captain thinks that her insight will help them catch the killer. She's examining the writing . . the story. And I think she makes a neat observation . . one that's quickly dismissed by Sam. It's a story that she recalls about a woman that was killed in the 1900's. She's been stabbed, but she's been found in a locked room . . locked from the inside. But that's not really important. The important part is that it was signed at the bottom . . 'three initials A.C.S.', just like what they've been finding on the bodies. But she doesn't really tell him where she saw the story, or how she came across it. However, in the end . . it doesn't really matter because, like I said, Sam just dismisses it, and Twitch never hears that part of her theory. Anyways, other than that, we see the most recent killings in this little spree. That and they're looking into a neighborhood boy that's been killed, Ramon. I'm not really sure what his connection is, other than that he's connected to a local butcher that is obviously connected. And therefore a suspect. Which all leads us back around to the beginning when Sam gets stabbed and stuck in the freezer. I think it's an interesting story. Luca Blengino is doing a good job of spreading it out and feeding us bits and pieces. Unfortunately, so far, it doesn't seem all that much different from something we'd see on CSI or Criminal Minds. I'm expecting some kind of twist to hit us in the near future, but . . I have no idea what that might be. I also like Luca Erbetta's pencils. I wasn't sure at first, but . . they're definitely growing on me. And I think her style fits the story very well. But, more than anything, I'm just happy to see Sam and Twitch back on the scene again. I love these characters. But they've been absent . . for quite a while. Hopefully this series is just the beginning.

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