Written by Bryan Hill
Illustrated by N. Steven Harris
Published by DC Comics
This take on the Deathblow character is wildly nuts!
I have loved it thus far seeing alternative takes on Green Arrow and the Flash.
This time, its the second part of the storyline where Michael Cray has to go up against John Constantine and a totally whacked out version of Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman.
At the start of this issue, we see a particularly brutal and gory scene with Diana Prince.
Then, we cut to Cray tied to a chair talking to the alien consciousness inside him. It tells him he should have killed Constantine when he had the chance. It’s little touches like this that are just awesome. Hill does a great job writing some strong characters with great foibles.
Constantine offers to separate the alien consciousness from Cray’s brain.
Of course, Michael refuses.
Constantine is basically a servant to Diana here. When he can’t break Cray, Constantine tells him men are coming to kill them. He then ask Michael if he frees him, will he be at all difficult. Michael says “Very.” That one line is awesome and pointed and my favorite part of the series thus far.
Hill keeps the story moving. He and Harris also have one hell of an action scene in here. It’s nicely drawn by Harris but serves the forward momentum of the story quite well.
The issue ends with Cray meeting Diana.
The last image is a splash page and Cray’s last line hits home. It’s a great ending and a wonderful set up for next issue. I’m loving this. Hill and Harris are killing it on this title and it’s a great read month in and month out.