Issue: The Unknown: The Devil Made Flesh #2
Release Date: November 6, 2009
Writer(s): Mark Waid
Artist(s): Minck Oosterveer
Cover(s): Erik Jones, Alexander Stojanov with Digikore Studios
Colors: Andres Lozano, assisted by Javier Suppa
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Editor: Matt Gagnon
Assistant Editor: Dafna Pleban
Publisher: BOOM! Stuidos
As Catherine heads deeper into trouble with her new assistant, it looks like this might be a case the will do her in before the tumor in her brain.
Only the second issue in and already things are going crazy! Adriana’s plan to keep Catherine off the Mountain Oaks murder mystery doesn’t go as planned when Catherine gets an email from an “anonymous” source that there have been more murders there. So they head back to the small town and things are super weird there. Everyone’s watching the exact same show at the exact same time, and nary a rat or carrot in the entire town. I don’t know why the carrot thing was such a big deal, but Catherine kept harping on it like not finding a carrot in a town was the fifth sign of the Apocalypse or something. Even weirder, the sheriff’s son is like 6 or so and is functioning on an adult level (he was also the source of Catherine’s email).
I think this would make a great TV show, that’s how much I’m enjoying this title. I want to see this on my DVR lineup next to Fringe and Supernatural every week. The characters and the situations are just too engaging and entertaining to have to wait a month between each issue. However, the major thought that was going through my head while reading this issue was, “Dude, where’s Admiral Ackbar when you need him?” Like, he could just pop up in the corner and yell, “IT’S A TRAP” and then go about his business elsewhere. If James were still around (it looks like he might be all dead), he’d be the one to tell Catherine she’s walking right into a trap in this issue.
With as smart as Catherine is, though, I have a hard time believing that she doesn’t already know something’s up with Adriana, her new assistant. I don’t know if I should be irritated at Catherine’s seemingly missing detective qualities when it came to her shifty assistant or not because a part of me thinks she and James are the ones setting up a trap of their own.
Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars
BOOM! Studios provided this issue to Fandomania for review.