Great character development, story progression and intense action. The plot thickening as a virus enters the equation
Primary Reebo seems intent on making it more complicated for both the armor hunters and defenders of Earth to understand his actions
Rating ( 9.75 )
- Total score
Armor Hunters #2 continues after the shocking destruction of Mexico City by the alien armor hunters, who will stop at nothing to destroy the armor. It’s horrifying that Mexico City looks like a graveyard as no structure was left standing and an estimated 20 million are believed to be dead as a result. But the armor hunters don’t see it that way as they’re only giving a moment for the governments of the world to see things their way and hand over the armor. Of course this infuriates Aric who wants to take them head on but Colonel Capshaw knows that wouldn’t be the wisest decision, and even though she shows restraint in front of the others she doesn’t do so privately before taking a call from the Secretary of State. They both agree that the plan should be to make the armor hunters come after Aric as opposed to him attacking them and practically handing it over to them. However Primary Reebo warns them of another threat posed by the armor, and that’s the fact that everyone exposed to the armor is in danger of catching a mysterious plague. Tired of waiting, Reebo orders an assault on 8 locations but it’s not just Aric that he has to worry about because there are others capable of putting up a fight, and they’re all onboard to defend the planet.
Armor Hunters #2 is an incredible issue that makes this series even more engrossing as there’s plenty of character development and action as the story progresses perfectly with zero filler. I wondered how the first issue could be topped but Robert Venditti definitely pulls it off, and Doug Braithwaite’s artwork captures every moment and emotion in the necessary fashion to keep you mesmerized throughout. Valiant stated that this crossover event would be a must-read, and I agree with that statement completely.
Release Date: 7/9/14
Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Doug Braithwaite