The Pact #2 (of 4)

June 6, 2005 | Comics


The Pact #2 (of 4)
Jay Faerber, Valentine De Landro
Image Comics
$3.75/$2.99 US
**** (out of five)

Now this is what Image Comics has been missing.
At first glance this teenage superhero team-up title seems a bit odd (probably why it didn’t strike me after issue #1).
You’ve got Invincible, a character whose monthly title is quickly gaining critical and commercial success; Firebreather, a less recognized and sadly unappreciated, but very fine creation by Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn; Jim Valentino’s new Shadowhawk, a character whose roots go back to Image’s founding in the early 1990s; and Zephyr, daughter of the superheroic Noble family from Pact writer Jay Faerber’s terrific Noble Causes series.
In reading a great deal of Image Comics over the past six months, it’s become noticeable that while there is a long list of outstanding books and creators, the Image universe lacks cohesion. There aren’t a great deal of crossovers and often unless you read a lot of titles it’s hard to know if characters are even supposed to be on the same planet Earth.
The Pact isn’t the best book that Image is putting out right now but it is a great step in the right direction to bringing back a universe where we might one day see the Nobles join up with Spawn, Savage Dragon, Invincible and others to fight a near-unstopable evil.
Kudos to Faerber and to those creators who’ve let him play with their toys for an idea whose time has come.

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