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Five Weapons 1 (February 2013)

267831 20130227143739 largeJimmie Robinson takes the whole first issue of Five Weapons to even hint at the ground situation. I thought he did it all right away but then he reveals more later on.

It takes place at a school where kids learn different kinds of weapons–five choices, hence the title–to prepare them. These kids are all sons and daughters of assassins. It’s not clear the world is mostly made up of assassins until the last few pages. I just thought Robinson was having fun.

The lead, Tyler, is a prodigy. Or so it seems. He’s not violent, but inquisitive. Robinson sets up a fantastic supporting cast, hiding the exposition in the first day of school routine, and still has time to work towards a good cliffhanger.

The cliffhanger’s so good I kept looking for more pages of story. Robinson sneaks it in after a flashback.

Weapons’s a fun comic.


Jade The Blade; writer, artist and letterer, Jimmie Robinson; colorist, Paul Little; editor, Laura Tavishati; publisher, Image Comics.

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