Comic Review: Duo #5 (DC Comics)

Although David and Kelly now share the same body due to the power of their nanite invention and union, complications arise as they battle each other’s minds. As they attempt […]

Although David and Kelly now share the same body due to the power of their nanite invention and union, complications arise as they battle each other’s minds.

As they attempt to heal those suffering with illnesses, they are plagued with threats that are as ancient as time itself. When old gods see new gods, it’s bound to cause conflict. Can David and Kelly come to their senses and work together or will they tear themselves apart before their enemies do?

Having had the chance to catch up on this series, issue 5 struck a chord and fits the mold of milestone quite nicely. Majority of Milestones books always has some social commentary since its inception, and this book is no exception. Pak explores the concepts of power, when one is able to achieve abilities that can heal others, it’s difficult to refrain from earning enemies from others, while also becoming a possible enemy to self. David and Kelly’s relationship as a couple and as a team is the focal point of the book that really carries it aside from the thoughtfully written consequences of having powers that exceed the usual type that is displayed in comics. The conflict with facing off against the immortals who see Duo as a false god is enjoyable to see as a reflection of the world of old vs the world of new, magic vs science sort of thing.

Khoi Pham illustrates the book with detailed layouts and coupled with Scott Hana on inks, Chris Sotomeyer on coloring duties, and Janice Chiang on lettering, make a satisfying-looking book that fits the milestone mold. Admittedly, if it wasn’t a Milestone book, it would still be enjoyable as a self-contained sci-if, action mini-series. With only one issue away, it’s safe to say this was a solid installment and worth adding to your pull list for new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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