Thursday, February 23, 2012

Red Skull: Incarnate

I finally finished Red Skull: Incarnate, Greg Pak's origin tale of the boy Johann Schmidt, before he became the maniacal Red Skull.

The fifth issue is really the pay off, where I got to see the depth of scheming and depravity that heralds the adult Skull's persona, as written by people like Ed Brubaker.

Overall, there series left me a bit wanting. It feels like there should have been more to the final arc, and the promised bibliography per issue materialized.

That said, Pak does a great writing job, Mirko Colak and Matthew Wilson's art services the story well, and David Aja's covers are absolutely stunning (even if they are missing the swastikas that should have adorned each issue).

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