Marvel Knights 4 #6


Story: Untitled
Reviewer: Paul Sebert

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Pencils: Valentine DeLandro
Inker: Batt
Colorist: Sotocolor’s A. Crossley
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Editors: Warren Simons, Joe Quesada
Publisher: The Mighty Marvel Publishing Group

Ok we’ve got this Inhuman girl who goes to the Baxter Building with her Alpha Primitive boyfriend seeking asylum. They sort of have a Romeo-Juliet thing going on and well her father General Gorgon isn’t too happy about that.

Now having finished up a battle royal between the two kids, Gorgon, Sue Storm, and even the latest model of H.E.R.B.I.E, Alecto (Gorgon’s daughter) & Reyno (her servant/boyfriend) fled the scene with Franklin Richards in-tow.

Now with The Human Torch, The Thing, and Mr. Fantastic have come upon the situation surely we’ll get a cool fight scene right?

Well no… not this time.

So we can expect to see Mr. Fantastic with his Solomon-like wisdom to come up with an ingenious solution to this conflict of interests?

Maybe not.

Trying not to give too much away, writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa seriously tries to give readers a dramatic, but ambiguous finale however it just doesn’t quite work. In the short time we get to know them, we don’t quite have time to get attached to the new characters so the final scene in the book lacks punch. Valentine Delandro’s art is quite good in this issue, and I like Sacasa’s writing usually but well even the best teams occasionally hit a clunker.