Highlander: The American Dream #4
Writer: Brian Ruckley
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Lettering: Christa Miesner
Colors: Vladimir Popov
There can be only One…
Highlander: The American Dream #4 comic book continues as Connor Macleod fights John Hooke, an immortal and serial killer living in the 50’s. As the Gathering draws them nearer to its final confrontation, the two are hell-bent on whisking each other heads from their shoulders. It’s the Prize that whomever stands alone will bestow its power. Now, fast forward into the 80’s, as Osta, a monk, tracks down Hooke for a final confrontation.Can Connor or Osta, stand a chance against a common foe? And what sort of surprises await for Connor as Hooke invites an old friend to join them.
Story-Line (3 out of 5)
The Highlander saga is a cult classic among science fiction fans for years. The American Dream #4 offer a prelude to the events prior to the film’s story line. Connor Macleod character in this comic book seems more of crime fighter than a immortal jockeying for the Prize. Still true to the classic tale, the Ramirez Katana is a weapon of choice for Connor against Hooke. Though, I was a little surprise it was done in broad daylight. Not Highlander style.
Artwork (3 out of 5)
Vivid bright and dark colors capture many of the fight scenes throughout the comic book. The backdrops scenes provide a good contrast against the black silhouettes that represents those close to Conner. The fight scenes needed more combative style. The sword fighting scenes did little to offer the imagination. Maybe it was a low point. Also, I was a bit disappointed the way Connor Macleod portrayal in comic book. Played by Christopher Lambert, in 1986 film, Connor had Scottish features with soulful eyes and 5 o’clock shadow that made him such a beloved character.
Highlander: The American Dream #4 for most of the series shows reader what was like for an immortal to live in the 50’s. Living in a big city carrying a Katana just was not as popular as .38 special, but can argue a point. Nevertheless makes a great side story this this timeless man. This is one of my favorite movies and this comic book series and does have some of the film’s mystic in it. I would surely love to see in the coming issues some flashbacks of Macleod’s moments through history or with ol’ friend Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez. Highlander: The American Dream #5 is currently out. Story-line: ⅗ ….Artwork: ⅗. ….Overall score: ⅗..