Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Straight Forward Reviews : All New Executive Assistant Iris # 2

Iris is back this month to kick more butt in issue 2.

Written by Brian Buccellato

Art by Pasquale Qualano 

Published by Aspen

Review by Jeremias de Leon


Iris is on the trail of a child who has a lot of people looking to find her. Those other people looking to find her are doing so on the whim of a very wealthy, very powerful man.

The whole issue plays out a bit like a spy thriller. There's tension, chase scenes, stealth kills, all of that is in this issue. The dialog in this issue does this great thing where the story isn't being exposited by a single character in a big info dump but slowly being revealed like peeling open gift wrap. Which, when reading a comic about assassins and spies is how I would want the comic to be read.


The art is very stylish in this issue. The layout of the pages are done in a way where it looks like you're looking at the whole page in motion rather than looking at panels in a comic book. The art direction in this is a cool take on portraying action and it pays off well in this book.


Executive Assistant Iris is a tense, sexy, intelligent comic that deserves to be checked out. With stylish action and a story that is more thought out than one would think at first glance it has to be picked up. I give All New Executive Assistant Iris # 2 a 9 out of 10.

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