Kyle Higgins has brought C.O.W.L. to life! Along with Alec Siegel and Rod Reis! Based on characters from Kyle’s short film The League. Issue #8 continues the new arc within the series. The Greater Good… really what is the greatest good? This will be a SPOILER FREE Review of C.O.W.L. #8!
EDITOR’S NOTE: I HAVE GONE BACK TO MY ORIGINAL WRITING STYLE FOR THIS REVIEW. BECAUSE THERE REALLY IS NO DISTINCTION OF WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T. EVERYTHING WORKS WITHIN THIS COMIC SERIES.
Iy’s time once again to return to the world of C.O.W.L.! Over this past weekend I posted my review of issue #7. Here is my review of issue #8. The Greater Good Chapter 2! While rading C.O.W.L. be sure that you are listening to The C.O.W.L. Sessions by Joe Clark! It’s a wonderfully done soundtrack, and I hope another release is coming!
The writing here is great! The issue starts off with two situations going on at the same time. The interrogation of Arc Light, and the kidnapping of the Alderman. Higgins and Siegel outdo themselves every issue! This book just keeps pulling you into the world of C.O.W.L.!!! I was waiting for more action in this ar, and we kinda get it here! While the world of 1962 Chicago isn’t a place I’d want to live, it is however a nice place to visit in the hands of these writers. They really know what they are doing, and they spoil the hell out of us readers.
Rod Reis is an artistic genius. With the effects on Doppler, and the overall look of this villan. Really love the art design on the character! Then there are the cool bluish like backgrounds in the interrogation room. It’s almost like a smoky blue. Every time I read C,O.W.L. and I see the artt, I’m really amazed! This is not a polished up superhero book, it’s dark, gritty, with a few bright spots in it. Reis continues to excel here!
Overall C.O.W.L. #8 has a number of interesting elements going on. Surprisingly I’m loving the introductions to the new villains. Looking forward to issue #9 and seeing where the next story arc takes us! You can get C.O.W.L. #8 from Comixology digitally or any of your local comic shops!