As the series continues, Dark Wing #2 (Heavy Metal Elements) pushes the character-driven plot and sci-fi action to another ultra level. Writer Matt Medney and artist German Ponce examine the character dynamics while providing a whirlwind aerial flight.
“As time moves fluidly throughout the journey of the Dark Wing‘s crew a plot to foil the way of life so akin to the men and women aboard the Dark Wing unfolds. But deception would be an easier notion than what lies ahead.”
Here are 5 reasons why you should read Dark Wing #2:
5) What Happened Before!
“The Dark Wing was once a planet turned into a spaceship by human-like people known as the Quails. The Dark Wing searches the cosmos for a solar system to call home. Piloted by the legendary Benedict Gunn, the exploration of this gargantuan ship is an adventure like no other. But when Gunn pulls a daring interstellar maneuver, he and his crew will have to pay the price.”
4) The Writing!
Writer Matt Medney focuses on creating a complex situation for the protagonist to be contemplative and assertive. Here we have Benedict Gunn, who has to carry the burden of his crew. Their lives are in his hands and one wrong decision, a slip-up of conscience, Benedict could cause a crescendo of agonizing deaths.
3) The Artwork!
I love how artist German Ponce jumps from different perspectives in each panel. Readers are inside and outside the cockpit, following the aerial action along. Through tight closeups, Ponce heightens the tensions with Gunn’s facial expressions.
2) The Colors!
I don’t know how they did it! The colors by Protobunker Studios make the pages feel like outer space is on fire. The backgrounds are washed over fantastically in a wave of intense flames.
1) A Great Read!
Dark Wing #2 does a spectacular job of putting readers inside the head of the rugged space captain. With the space crew established, I’m really interested in how the story moves forward.
Available December 2, 2020, readers can find out more about Dark Wing #2 here: