REVIEW: Unthinkable #3
Release Date: 15 July 2009
Writer(s): Mark Sable
Artist(s): Julian Totino Tedesco
Cover(s): Paul Azaceta, Nick Filardi
Colours: Juan Manuel Tunburús
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Up until this point, Alan Ripley and his fellow Think Tank members haven’t been able to do much, let alone stop the terrorist attacks they all thought up. Having been taken “into custody” by The Operator at the end of issue 2, it looks like whoever put the Think Tank together in the first place is going to end it for good.
So, this issue starts unsurprisingly. The government is putting a spin on the situation, and what’s left of the Think Tank are being tortured by The Operator and his black ops buddies. As a side, what’s with the government mandated vaccination subplots in all my stories lately? Anyway, what was surprising was that all of a sudden, Allen isn’t such a bumbling idiot anymore. I guess that training his brother put him through finally kicked in. All he needed was to get the crap beat out of him and for the world to literally be at the brink of imploding.
This issue was The Prophet’s issue, basically, as we find out how easily a religious (and I’m talking all three of the world’s biggest religions here) Armageddon can happen. Score one for team Think Tank, though, as they actually stop this “unthinkable” situation from happening. They do get help from Israel’s version of the FBI (which was nice that someone finally believed that they weren’t causing all this chaos, but trying to stop it). Unfortunately, they do lose another member of the team while doing it. That was the only part of this issue I kind of went “huh” on. It felt too altruistic an act/change of heart for this character, when everything else so far has felt rooted in reality. Call me a pessimist, that’s just how I felt.
Even with that, this series continues to be solid. Sable’s writing has officially sent my paranoia rocketing off the charts here, and Tedesco’s art continues to be amazing.