Wynonna Earp Legends : Doc Holliday #2
Wynonna Earp Legends: Doc Holliday #2
Writer – Beau Smith & Tim Rozon
Art – Chris Evenhuis
Colors – Jay Fotos
Covers – Chris Evenhuis (Regular) Lora Innes (Variant)
Wynonna Earp and Doc Holliday have picked up an unusual ally: a former Pinkerton by the name of Charles Siringo. But they’re gonna need Charlie’s help if Wynonna and Doc are gonna stand a chance against an enemy from Doc’s past.
Chris Evenhuis’ art here is beautiful. Each page is drawn with great attention to placement and its effect. His line work is simple, however it is so effective that there is no need for any added detail. The bold lines have a great flow creating fluid art.
Chris’ art uses a diverse amount of angles, as a result, produces some great visuals. The dynamic angles enhance the impact of the events of the panels. Emotions are key to keep the art work from looking static. Chris portrays emotion to near perfection here. The lines a subtle however their effect is noticeable. You know what the characters are feeling without the context, which is the sign of great art. That is what we have here.
Jay’s colors complement Chris’ artwork. Their ability to keep the coloring bright and simple is great. This works with the line work as there are no added colors that add details that don’t need to be there. The shading does what it needs to along with the rest of the colors. This coloring reminds me of a toned back Adams Hughes comic and here it works better than coloring Adam Hughes’ done.
Beau Smith continues his amazing run on Wynonna Earp, Doc Holliday himself Tim Rozon is also writer on this tale and does a fantastic job. The legends series is a great idea as it shifts the focus of the character and highlight the support characters. That is exactly what they do here.
The character’s introductions and developments are constructed well and have a purpose to the story. Narrative wise this is a beautifully crafted story that creates intrigue and has great pacing. Knowing where to take the story without compromising on details.
Doc Holliday has the right amount of page time for an issue where he is the main focus. As a result, Beau and Tim could develop his character more than in any other issue of Wynonna Earp.
Beau and Tim have a very relevant underlining theme to this issue that highlights how society works now. This adds gravitas to the narrative but also to Doc Holliday’s character being from a different time.
Overall Beau, Tim, Jay and Chris have created a beautifully constructed story and satisfying conclusion to Doc Holliday’s arch in the legends series. I hope Tim writes more comics as this was great. The artwork continues to impress. The covers for this issue are great, the regular cover by Chris showcasing why he is the series artist. The subscription cover by Lora Innes is a beautifully drawn pencil sketch of the Doc himself.