Retirement recall in The Silencer issue #2
Published by DC Comics
Written by John Romita Jr. & Dan Abnett
Inks by Sandra Hope / Colors by Dean White & Afif Prianto
Lettering by Tom Napolitano / Book cover by Romita Jr., Hope, and White
Review of The Silencer #2: Code of Honor part #2
Retirement is for Dreamers
Without even a warning, Talia al Ghul and Honor Guest are met with explosions and bullets as they’re hunted in the suburbs. In the Silencer #2, getting herself out of this mess is a luxury as Breacher and Bloodvessel, working for Leviathan, take aim at the two. Later Honor confronts the man called Remedy who’s placed a bounty on Talia’s head. With no answers of Talia’s whereabouts and a flat out rebuff at his request to rejoin Leviathan, Remedy unleashes hell. Now Honor is in the fight of her life as a battalion of stealth assassins just revealed themselves and set their crosshairs on her head. Greetings from Maulmart, who has all your professional needs, here now is my review of The Silencer #2.
Honor is someone you probably might know as a mother from a soccer game, an elementary teacher from school, or someone at an annual town fundraiser. What’s really compelling about this character, is that she could be anyone in real life. That’s what makes her interesting to know about. She was someone who was extremely good at what she does (Kill people and overthrowing third world governments). But now, all she wants is to be a stay at home mother. Unfortunately, her former boss does not see it that way. Honor’s metahuman power is to mute all sound within a radius where she stands. This is a huge edge over her opponents. Compared to super strength or super speed, she relays on her tactical training and wits. Great to see her in action.
Artwork / Coloring / Dialogue
The action sequences are dizzy as panel after panel give a glimpse of what the character can do. The tactical suit Honor wears is something from the future but it’s not as flashy as other anti-hero outfits. It’s simple but serves a purpose. Drawn to look like an astronaut’s space suit, it morphs into anything she’s wearing with the use of a small disk. Love the idea of something so pocket size convenient and not far-fetched as a ring containing a hero suit. Honor is also an attractive mom/assassin as she’s hip to today’s trends. The dialogue between Remedy gets serious as the two stand-offs against one another.
I had missed issue #2 and when I saw issue #3 in my comic shop, I had to read both and review them. So far, from the DC Universe, The Silencer is starting to become one of my favorite comic books. I’m a sucker for ordinary things we take for granted to be something completely different. One never knows about anyone living next to you. They could be someone like a typical wife and mother of two children or someone who knows 1001 ways to kill you in your sleep. In any event, The Silencer is expected to have more surprises in store in coming issues and look forward to it. The Silencer issue # 3 is currently out in comic book stores.