Noble Causes Vol. 5: Betrayals

February 13, 2006 | Trades


Noble Causes Vol. 5: Betrayals
Jay Faerber, Fran Bueno
Image Comics
$14.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Sometimes I feel a little bit guilty about loving Noble Causes.
Truth is, it’s as close to a soap opera as you’re likely to find in current comics.
There’s a taste of the dysfunctional Dynasty family dynamic, some of the spice of the OC, oh, and superpowers and explosions and stuff.
Writer Jay Faerber, along with artist Fran Bueno, knows how to keep the hooks coming, too.
There’s the teen pregnancy (Zephyr finally has the half-demon baby!), the guy sleeping with his brother’s ex (Frost proves he’s not total scum) and the man trapped in a, well, another man’s body (Doc is stuck in a sanitarium and he is POed).
Throw in some snappy dialogue, wonderfully realized characters and a little of the hot and heavy stuff and you’ve got another great volume of Noble Causes — the soap it’s OK to love.

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