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Suicide Risk 10 (February 2014)

SuicideRisk 10 rev Page 1In a series without a lot of strong women–unless you count them having superpowers–Carey reveals the guy selling superpowers is under the spell of another evil woman. It’s kind of mean. Carey just picks on the guy relentlessly, like the Ghost of Christmas Future picks on.

Jorge Coelho fills in on the art. He could be a lot better, especially given how much influence he takes from those Prometheus aliens. Otherwise the art’s not exactly bad, but not good enough to have much personality.

Carey reveals a lot. The super people aren’t supposed to remember who they are. There are beings monitoring them. Is it The Matrix or Dark City or something in between? It might not matter if Carey can’t make Risk’s world a lot more interesting.

I don’t know if the issue’s distressing or just too predictable. The only surprise from Carey is his meanness.



Writer, Mike Carey; artist, Jorge Coelho; colorist, Kelly Fitzpatrick; letterer, Ed Dukeshire; editors, Dafna Pleban and Matt Gagnon; publisher, Boom! Studios.

One response to “Suicide Risk 10 (February 2014)”

  1. Vernon wiley

    The meanness to the character didn’t bother me as much as having another sub plot thrown in without getting us much closer to ending the others from the previous nine issues. Casey’s proven to me he can come up with lots of interesting things to write about, but in ten issues, we seem to be no closer to resolution than we were in issue one. I really didn’t want another layer of story to keep up with. Maybe I’m just lazy. You really can’t have an open ended story line like this in indies, though. there’s not enough in sales at this level of the market to support a long term project in this manner. It would of been better to at least tie it up in some way in twelve issues. Here he’s writing like he has one of the big two providing backing for a two plus year storyline. Nope. Ain’t happening. Too bad.

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