Saturday, 8 February 2014

Think Tank #12 Advance Review

Writer: Matt Hawkins
Artist: Rahsan Ekedal

How will the first season of Think Tank end? Read on to find out.

The official description from Top Cow:

“OUTBREAK,” Conclusion

What will war take from Dr. David Loren?

After twelve brilliant issues the first season of Think Tanks comes to an end. With the world on the brink of World War III the issue gives a very intense and dramatic finale to the first season, with some suspenseful outcomes.

Matt Hawkins produces his best work from this series yet, with this conclusion being very intense and exciting. The pacing of the issue is simply amazing, with Hawkins' narrations being even better than they usually are (and they're usually great as it is). Hawkins also gives some extreme developments, going from a rather casual start to a frantic and impactful finish. The ending of the issue was also very suspenseful and dramatic, having a lot of depth and layers to it. The ending is also very fitting considering the events of the series, and I for one will be anxiously waiting for season two to come.

Rahsan Ekedal also produced some of his best art yet on this issue, matching the immense tone of Hawkins script. The layouts of Ekedal's art has a lot to do with this, as despite usually being amazing, this time they'd be pure gold, giving a dramatic tone whilst also helping with the issues overall pace. Ekedal also once again handled the characters facial expressions perfectly, with David's expressions setting the overall variable mood of the issue, with it at times making the issue more upbeat, and other times making it more grimacing. On top of this Ekedal's inks and grey tones continue to give the perfect finish for his art, and I question whether the move to colours in the second season will be the right choice.

Think Tank season one ends with a bang. We do however have to wait a few months for the second season (this time in colour) but that'll just build-up the anticipation even more. Highly recommended.

Rating: 10/10


Think Tank #12 is on sale 12th February.

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