Sleeper: Season Two

October 12, 2009 | Trades

Sleeper: Season Two
Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Wildstorm/DC Comics
$29.99/$24.99 US (Paperback)
**** 1/2 (out of five)

The spymaster who can prove Holden Carver has always been a sleeper agent inside a deadly criminal organization and is not a heartless international terrorist is back from the edge of death.

The question is: Will Carver be the first one in line to try and push him over that edge now?

After shockingly accepting his fate and embracing his criminal life at the end of Season One, Carver quickly finds himself back in his familiar role as the rope in the tug of war between John Lynch — the theoretical good guy — and Tao — the purported bad guy — in Season Two. After Lynch awakens from a coma he wastes no time in trying to turn Carver back to the side of angels — and he’s got more than just a get-out-of-jail-free card to offer up. He’s got the thing Carver wants most of all.

This absolute masterpiece by the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips (Criminal) delivers action, intrigue and betrayals galore and concludes with a shocking, almost tragic ending that somehow seems perfect for this dark classic.

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