Hey readers! Today we’re taking a look at the next Irrational Numbers comic, and I am so excited to share it with you! Created by talented Nate Wunderman, and housed with Wunderman Comics, this is the next issue of the five book run. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read my previous review of #0 and #1, I’ll link it below so you don’t miss anything…
Now that you’re caught up, let’s get into the details about what I really like about this issue!
First, let me just say that I am still in awe of the artwork. I wanted to make sure I brought that up again because I’ve seen comics that were more on the minimalist side, but illustrations like this are more my style. When you’re telling a historically rich story, especially when you’re watching characters transform through centuries. So, Giancarlo Carracuzo (artist) and Flavia Carracuzo (coloring) – amazing and incredible work!
Now to get into the content, I definitely want to stress again that this is by far one of the most interesting and unique concepts in comics. The idea of immortalizing a person in history to save their work is a prominent theme, and it makes the story even better. If you had to immortalize someone in history, do you have someone in mind? Imagine how much more that person could accomplish if time was of no concern!
I’ll always love my classic heroes and villains, so don’t get me wrong, but when I’m in the mood to sit down and read a comic, this is what I want to read. When I read the first two issues, I knew this was going to be one of my go-to books. So, also, shout out to the amazing Hannibal Tabu (writer) and Josephine Roberts (letterer), because the writing is awesome.
In this issue, we catch back up with Sofia and Medea, and finally meet the infamous Reaper. It opens in Bucharest in 1989, so it’s a little different than the previous time periods we’ve seen. In 1989, we see the decades worth of damage caused by the rival groups created by Sofia and Medea. Medea enters as a very cool, calculated leader waking up from her coffin, and is greeted by the disturbing news of the Romanian President and his wife.
Later, we see Sofia, who enters to meet with the head of the National Salvation Front. Sofia is described as cunning, and indeed she is. What’s interesting is that with the slight time jumps, we get to see pivotal moments that led these characters to their current places. We flash back to Sofia in battle, where she is given news about the Reaper.
Without any spoilers, I’ll just say I really love the Reaper. This second of five issues absolutely does not disappoint, and I hope you guys head over to one of the following outlets to check it out: