CBI Review: Shaft: Imitation of Life #2
Shaft: Imitation of Life #2
Writer: David Walker
Cover: Matthew Clark
Art: Dietrich Smith
This issue was a bit funny to me. Not just the crude humor, but the actual character. John Shaft may be a mean looking and rude character, but I think more character development is on its way. John Shaft is still working cases, but something else has come up. He’s gonna be an actor. You can’t tell me that isn’t kind of funny.
It seems that he has given up on Mike’s case and has found new work. At first it seems that he doesn’t care, but I think he is growing a soft spot for his clients. At least feeling some of their pain,
However, as soon as you see it, its gone. I thought we were going to see more of Tito, which we did, but not the way I expected. The case wasn’t closed, but it’s on to the next big thing.
The story seems to bounce around a bit. Its one thing on top of another on top of his own internal monologue. It would be great to see Walker tone it down a bit or dedicate an issue to Shaft’s back story.
Dietrich’s art is great. I love the bright colors and great fashion. I don’t know much about the 1970’s, but I feel like this story and art gives a pretty good look into it.