Comic Review: Weatherman #5 (Image)

Is it a sunny read, or a cloudy storm of comic content? Weatherman issue 5 comes flying in on the radar, from Image. The promo reads: “Nathan Bright is in […]

Is it a sunny read, or a cloudy storm of comic content? Weatherman issue 5 comes flying in on the radar, from Image.

The promo reads: “Nathan Bright is in the clutches of the Pearl and the clock is ticking. Agent Cross must choose between her own desire for vengeance and protecting a man who, though drenched in the blood of billions, might still be innocent.”

It’s another windy gust of confusion for me, as I pick my way through this autumn scene: One guy is being kept captive, and our fighting girl is on her way to rescue The Weatherman, who is captive too, being tortured for cash, on live TV!

Without a TV Guide, or a character chart, or the gift of midterm memory toward the previous issue, I’m Lost in Space here. You might be too! Perhaps save your cash for the trade version of this story, for it is wonderfully blossoming with promise, hot and heavy with mind-blowing graphic sequences, but ultimately, I am misty with confusion as to who is who and why they are doing things. Mars Madness!

I get the feeling that the trade version of this collected arc will go strongly, selling like a hurricane; but I for one, need a map to weather the storm.

Image Comics, The Weatherman #5, $3.99 for 28 pages of content. Mature readers

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!