I Am Legion 2 (February 2009)

Now, I have to admit, I’m a little wary–if it turns out the little vampire girl is Dracula’s sister, I’m going to be upset. Why does Dracula always have to be a candidate for a secret villain?

Otherwise, the second issue of I Am Legion has got me completely onboard. It’s a war espionage thriller with a supernatural bent, the kind of thing mainstream American comics do really poorly and mainstream independent American comics (I’m thinking B.P.R.D. 1946) do pretty well. But Nury takes it to a different level here, incorporating not just the sense of history but running a modern procedural investigation through that historical lens as well.

Sure, it results in some minor anachronisms, but it also creates an extremely compelling reading experience.

As for Cassaday’s artwork… I wish I could say it was growing on me but it’s not. All his people look–confoundingly–the same.


The Dancing Faun; writer, Fabien Nury; artist, John Cassaday; colorist, Laura Martin; letterer, Chris Crank; editor, Cody DeMatteis; publisher, Devil’s Due Publishing.

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