Published on April 16th, 2018 | by Kevin Given


Review: John Wick #2

This issue begins with our hero being introduced to the Continental El Paso. There he meets a pretty young lady named Maria. There is tension in the room as a game of cat and mouse is being played with Wick, Maria, and the El Paso manager. The manager assures Wick that as long as he is on the grounds he enjoys the protection that the hotel has to offer. A great opening to this chapter as the tension is thick as pea soup.

The Creative Staff:

Greg Pak takes his time bringing the action to this issue as we get a view of John Wick’s personality and what he can bring to the table. He assures Maria that he’s a freelancer and only in town temporarily. The fate of Pecos, who Maria claims has gone rogue is discussed at length and this only heightens the tension in an already tense situation. Great stuff includes a half dozen men or so placing their hands on their guns as soon as they see John Wick enter the motel. Also, confusion as to who tried to kill Pecos.

Giovanni Valetta brings this issue home in an intense way and his Keanu Reeves is spot on. His style is noir which works well with this title as the mystery is just as intense as the action scenes. A satisfactory compliment to the overall story, Highlights include the gunfight scene and the look on John Wicks face as he faces his antagonists.

In Conclusion:

Fans of the John Wick movies will be happy with this title from Dynamite as the character’s intenseness translates well to this medium and the creative team takes it’s time to bring us into the story as opposed to rushing things along just to cram action scenes into the story. *** (8.2 rating.)

John Wick #2

Writer – Greg Pak
Art – Giovanni Valetta
Colors – David Curiel, Inlight Studios
Letters – Tom Napolitano
Publisher – Dynamite

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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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