Review by Sue Lukenbaugh
Created by: Michael Schwarz & Jonathan Schwarz
Executive Producer: Sam Worthington
Written by: David Lapham
Pencils by: Leonardo Manco
Colors by: Kinsun Loh, Jerry Choo & Sansan Saw
Lettering by: Todd Klein
Cover art by: Alex Maleev & Leonardo Manco
Released: September 21, 2011
Just in case you missed it I’m reviewing all the issues of Damaged, gearing up for Damaged #5 out February 1st. Yesterday was #1 and today we review #2.
Just in case you didn’t read my review of #1, lets recap. The mafia in San Francisco is under attack, the city is burning, Henry is not only Frank’s brother, and a former cop, but a killing machine. Frank is being put out to pasture. And Jack is trying to step into some big shoes, namely Frank’s. The department is under fire after one of Frank’s men, Isaac Lordsman watched a Mafia weenie roast, and Jack and Frank are forced to work together before the streets run red with blood.
Sins of the past come back to haunt as the moment when the brothers were placed on their current path is exposed. Henry wasn’t always a vigilante, like all good stories he was driven into it by circumstance and Frank not always so hardened and untrusting, but just one second, one slight hesitation changed the courses of their entire lives.
When Frank comes face to face with Henry, he’s not quite prepared for the reaction he gets, and Jack is even less prepared. Henry is a force to be reckoned with, but even the strongest of forces must find new energy if they want their causes to continue on, and both Henry and Frank see their future selves, the one who will serve and protect, and the one who will right the wrongs no matter the cost.
Another great chapter of the Damaged series. Seriously, writing doesn’t get any finer. If you like action, cop drama, insanely good artwork, then Damaged is one series you should be reading.
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