Synopsis: No man is above the law! When the FBI discovers evidence that incriminates Richard Benson in a brutal murder, the Avenger finds himself arrested and subjected to an intense investigation by the Bureau’s best agents! Now the Justice, Inc. team must spring into action to save their leader, and discover if there’s a sinister plot at play…
…or could the Avenger actually be guilty of such a heinous crime?
Review: Written by Joe Gentie and Kyle Higgins. The Avenger – Faces Of Justice sees the titular Richard Benson at the mercy of a determined FBI agent.
No time is wasted in getting to the crux of the story and the interrogation of Benson is cleverly worded like a verbal fencing fight between the Federal Agent and Benson. It’s gripping stuff.
Given that I am new to this series of characters I’m kind of learning as I go. But Benson’s team are on the case and they seem to be very similar to Doc Savage’s team of friends, but with the addition of a strong female in the form of Nellie.
While Benson is pretty much being sweated by the Feds. His team is out to try and clear his name, but have run into a few road blocks, which includes some interference from the Feds.
The artwork by Alex Shibao is fairly confident, but given we haven’t seen any massive fight scenes play out yet. I am yet to see him tested. But I though the various facial expressions between Benson and his two interrogators were really well drawn.
This opening issue is very much set up. But its pretty good set up in that there is nothing putting me off returning to the book for issue two just yet.
I’ve enjoyed how Benson has played counter arguments at his accusers. It kind of puts me in mind of the sort of arguments that Sherlock Holmes would make if he was in the same situation.
Over all. This is a pretty solid first issue.
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