REVIEW: Caped #4
Release Date: 15 July 2009
Writer(s): Josh Lobis and Darin Moiselle
Artist(s): Sabastiãn Piriz
Cover(s): Saumin Patel, Joe Quinones
Colours: Digikore Studios
Letterer: Johnny Lowe
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
In this exciting conclusion, there’s a hero throwing in his towel, a cloning conspiracy revealed, plans for world domination by a one-time superhero thwarted, a hero getting back to the top of his game, and the best damn assistant that ever lived. It’s awesome.
Jimmy is the man in this issue. Let’s face it: he’s been the man the entire series! Being saddled as Edge’s assistant seemed like the death of his “hadn’t even started yet” career. Turned out, saving his boss’s caped rear end so his boss could save the day was exactly what Jimmy’s career needed. As Edge is hanging up the cape, Jimmy and the Doc are just getting into the thick of it with this whole cloning conspiracy. Jimmy tries to convince him not to give up, but he really does better investigating when he doesn’t have to look after Edge.
Of course, Jimmy does figure the whole mess out, and just in time to save Edge and create his Investigative Reporter career. As would any assistant worth his salt.
Even cooler for me, turns out I was right on who the bad guys were! These moments are rare, so I have to milk them for all their worth. The idea of a bunch of evil superheroes, as opposed to a group of super villains, made so much sense. At first. I mean, obviously, there aren’t a whole lot of examples of groups of super villains working together as well as a group of superheroes. But if the superheroes go bad, then they aren’t exactly “heroes” anymore, are they? Am I thinking too much about this one? It feels like I am.
Throughout this entire series, the writing has been stellar. It’s made me laugh out loud on numerous occasions, by being dry, witty, and clever. This issue was actually a very fast read, and I’m still sticking to my one complaint — the entire series was way too short! Of course, there could be more adventures of Edge and Jimmy, but would it be the same dynamic now that Jimmy’s getting his chance to be an Investigative Reporter and Edge is seemingly back in the zone? The story was just too good and snarky for only four issues.