Soulfire #2 Review

Reviewer: Tim Sheridan
Story Title: Pyre: Part 2

Storytellers: Jeph Loeb and Michael Turner
Colored by: Peter Steigerwald
Lettered by: Richard Starkings
Editor: Frank Mastromauro
Publisher: Aspen Entertainment

I want this book to be good. I really do. A long time ago, I thought Fathom was great. I totally bought into that series for some reason. It’s kind of crap now, but when Michael Turner started it out, I liked it something fierce. So when he does something new, I always at least give it a shot. And the fact that Jeph Loeb was writing this too, well that got me on board no problem.

The rub is, I don’t do magic. I’m not a big fan of Dragons or Elves or whatever falls within that territory. But the first issue of this made it seem like it had links to the real world, and it had some good hooks.
Anyways, with Michael Turner involved, you know the book is at least gonna look good. I know he has his non-fans, but I like his work a lot. I think he’s one of the best in the business. Unfortunatly, the good looking book is pretty much all that this is. The story thus far is pretty non-existant, and this issue was just a long chase sequence. Not that it wasn’t fun, but for three bucks, I’d appreciate a bit of story too, you know?

Anyways, I can’t really tell you what this comic is about, simply because I don’t know. Some kid is the chosen one, so some lady wants to save him, while another lady wants him killed. We’ve seen this before. Also, there is a bad guy planning something in the background. We’ve seen this too. So it’s a really lackluster comic thus far. I expected more from everyone involved. I’m sorry this review is so sort, but this comic really doesn’t deserve any more of my time or yours.

Final word: Take a look at it in the store to see the art, but you don’t need to read it.