Book Title: Moths #2
Book Description: At the end of Moths #1 we saw Emily Kai’s power being revealed to be empathy. In an interview she talks about how empathy isn’t much of a power if you compare it with flight or invulnerability. Someone watching the video replay of the interview online might beg to differ. Susan recently lost her brother, Brian. Authorities ruled Brian’s death to be a mountain climbing accident. In Susan’s mind things don’t add up. This nagging sense of foul play leads her to reach out to Emily for a second opinion. Emily and Susan go to where Brian fell to his death Emily can’t detect anything awry about it. Afterwards the ladies go to dinner and run into Brian’s friend, Chris. When Emily shakes Chris’s hand her powers allow her to see what really happened to Brian, as well as what else Chris has in mind. Now it’s up to her to stop a tragedy from occurring in a race against the clock.
Book Author: J. Michael Straczynski
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: AWA Studios/Upshot Studios
Illustrator: Mike Choi
The first issue of Moths was good. It took a few pages to get into it. The primary focus of the story was whether or not Emily would embrace her powers and start the six month countdown on the remainder of her life.
Having gotten past that, this issue shows how Emily is doing everything she can to make these months count. She wants to make a difference. That was the reason she chose to be reborn.
In this issue we see how while it may not be a sexy power, empathy is just as important. It’s what makes us human. Having empathy can change lives. Emily got to see just how powerful empathy truly is. Hundreds of lives were changed because of it. It does a fantastic job of hooking the reader and pulling them deeper into the story.
This cover is well done. I like how we can see the wings on this particular moth. It’s very elegant. It doesn’t catch the eye as much as I would hope for in a comic book cover though.
The interior artwork in Moths #2 is stunning. Half of the panels look like photographs, not artwork. I’m nothing short of awestruck by Mr. Choi’s ability to make his artwork so realistic.
As a geek on a budget I am all in on Moths. To this point it’s not as edgy as The Resistance was. Moths has much stronger character development in it, which keeps it on par with its predecessor. I look forward to seeing what adventure Emily finds herself on in the next installment.
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