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REVIEW: Recount #4


REVIEW: Recount #4

Book Title: Recount #4

Book Description: It’s President McDearmon and Agent Barto defending the White House against The Masses. The American government as we know depends on the outcome. In the meantime, The Masses have sparked civil unrest across the nation. In Macon, Georgia, The Masses have completely taken over the police and are declaring war on the town’s citizens.

Book Author: Jonathan Hedrick

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Scout Comics

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Illustrator: Joe Bacardo

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I have to start with how much I loved all of the variant covers Bryan SilverBax did for this series. I saw his post with a picture of the cover and an elevator pitch for the first book of the series and had to check it out. As the series went on they kept getting better, culminating with an homage to the “Set It Off” movie poster. The only regret I have in pre-ordering this variant is getting the small remark instead of the large one.

The artwork on the interior pages was solid. The action panels are well done.I was especially fond of the depiction of the terrorist with the night vision goggles when he fought President McDearmon.

From start to finish this series was like reading a spy thriller movie. As we went along the stakes continued to get higher as we saw how deeply The Masses truly we entrenched. We’re about halfway through 2021 but at this point “The Recount” is on my short list for the honor of best new title of the year.

The final issue in a run is always difficult for a writer to pull off with an ending everyone is happy with. In my opinion Mr. Hedrick made it happen. There’s much more action than drama in this particular book. If I interpreted the ending correctly, followers of this story are in for a shock.

For those of you that have kept up with the series this is a must read. If you’re late to the party my advice as a geek on a budget would be to wait for the TPB to come out. Trying to get the individual issues on eBay will run $30 and up to get all four issues. The quality of the story makes it money well spent. You get more bang for your buck getting all four issues in the TPB for around $12 when it comes out sometime in late summer or early fall.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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