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C.O.W.L. 11 (July 2015)

C.O.W.L. #11I guess C.O.W.L. is over. I really should be reading back matter, apparently, as I went through the issue with no idea it was wrapping up after just two arcs. Especially since the story’s weighted with an emphasis on the supporting cast and not the big plot. It seems like it’s a setup for whatever comes next.

Only nothing comes next.

Higgins and Siegel do all right with most of the issue. The last scene’s odd and a little lame and worse after realizing it’s the last scene in the series. But the rest of the comic has some good scenes and some excellent art from Reis. It’s amazing how he’s able to imply movement in his static, design-oriented work. Wish more people could.

C.O.W.L. never really hit its potential. Higgins and Siegel (and even Reis) developed over the run of the book. It just didn’t run long enough.


The Greater Good, Chapter Five: Coming to Terms; writers, Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel; artist, Rod Reis; letterer, Troy Peteri; publisher, Image Comics.

One response to “C.O.W.L. 11 (July 2015)”

  1. V Wiley

    Oh ye youngsters of little patience- while it could be said Cowl didn’t reach it’s full potential, also that it was a developing experience fits the bill. The end result was that we got a reasonable story by two gifted creators figuring out their craft. I have to give them kudos for getting this far in this impatient for masterpieces era. While Cowl may fade into the memory of comics past, it’s creators have put themselves on my radar. A much better end result than most of the horseshit on display today at comics shops, indeed.

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