Monday, November 23, 2015

Velvet #12

Misdirection is the name of the game in Velvet #12 as Velvet Templeton keeps the traitor in her midst at arms length while creating an elaborate ruse to keep the spy agency hunting her off her back, all while trying to unravel the mystery of who is actually responsible for the crimes she has been framed for.

With the latest issue we see how Velvet continues to use her training in hopes of keeping those hunting her off her back long enough to find at least a breadcrumb which might eventually lead to some real answers. The game she continues to play with her old agency is both playful and deadly, but its the looming threat of Damian Lake, who catches up with Velvet at the end of this issue, that is the more immediate cause for concern.

Steve Epting's art continues to be the perfect match for writer Ed Brubaker's words as Image Comics' spy thriller proves to be one of the best comics of the month yet again. We may not gain much ground in Velvet's investigation this month but I'm still all-in to see where it will eventually lead. Worth a look.

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