Comic Review: Torchwood: Station Zero #2

Torchwood: Station Zero #2 was the Issue of Necessary Evil.

Synopsis: Jack, Gwen and the crew of the Ice Maiden must stop the threat that started in the Skagerrak Strait, before disaster ensues. And what is Rona’s secret? Meanwhile, the mystery of Lady Karina and Torchwood House continues!

Review: Torchwood: Station Zero #2 was the Issue of Necessary Evil. Carole Barrowman and John Barrowman gave us set up, exposition, escalation, and transition.

Our heroes recaptured Captain John Hart, taking him back to Torchwood House. Once there, the sibling authors treated readers to a scene involving talking heads and drugged tea. Captain Jack believed he had regained the upper hand, only to be confronted by formerly dormant erupting volcanoes worldwide.

Meanwhile, readers got a doppelgänger Rona and daddy issues. On top of that, a crucible was alive!

Neil Edwards’ art serviced the serviceable script. The panel on page 24 stood out, however, as the eerily backlit crucible made his entrance.

While not as thrilling as previous installments, Torchwood: Station Zero #2 did leave me wanting  more and formulating theories until next month.

Writers: Carole Barrowman and John Barrowman

Artist: Neil Edwards

Colors: Nicola Righi and Alberto Bugiu

Letterers: Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt

9.5
Torchwood: Station Zero #2
  • The Good: Story, Art
  • The Bad: Exposition and set up heavy
  • Story
    8.5
  • Art
    10
  • Lettering
    10

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.
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