Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Comics Review: Talon #4

Plot By Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV
Written By James Tynion Iv
Art By Guillem March

   Well, it's a new issue of Talon. This book has sat on my shelf for a week and when I picked it up and gave it a read I was kind of kicking myself. I was surprised that this was really, really good. Talon is on the run from the Super Talon Felix Harmon. I totally love the visual from Guillem March. The Super Talon is huge. I mean that in the sense that when you see him you get this really creepy vibe. Not only is he over seven feet tall,but he is truly an imposing figure. He's built like a house.

  So Super Talon runs into Talon while he and his Girlfriend and crew are stealing money from a bank that is owned by The Court Of Owls. Super Talon engages Calvin Rose (Talon) in a one on one fight. Super Talon pulls Calvin's arm almost out the socket.  After getting his head slammed into the hood and roof of a car, Calvin makes a break. In something that look right out of Die Hard With A Vengeance, Talon opens a subway grate and jumps onto a moving train. During the fight Super Talon plants a tracking device on Calvin's body armor.

  Super Talon tracks Calvin and his friends down and Calvin and his girlfriend, Casey lead an exodus of everyone at the base. Casey wants to stay behind and lead the Super Talon into a trap. Calvin says he's tired of running from the court and says that he'll lead the Super Talon into the trap. Calvin goes into a tunnel under the Hudson River. After a cool fight ensues Calvin brings down the entire freezing river down on the Super Talon.

  Calvin thinks he's safe and walks off into the sunset with his woman. While Super Talon crawls from the freezing water showing that nothing other than a total deep freeze will slow him down. (Like we didn't see that coming.) From what I've seen this book can be a little hit or miss, but still not as bad as the Avengers sitting around talking shop.

-Tash Moore

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