Jack Morris reviews The Private Eye #2…
After such an explosive first issue, it is always going to be a task to try and keep a reader entertained and want to stick with the story for the long run; but it seems like Vaughan, Martin and Vicente have done just that with the second issue of their online released comic The Private Eye.
The issue follows straight on from the events of the first issue (much like many second issue does), but the pacing feels a little slower in the first half of the issue, this may be down to the fact that so much was introduced in the first issue that it would be difficult to keep up that kind of pacing throughout the whole story and the reader needs time to breathe and appreciate the story for its individual events and not just get bombarded with action, story and intrigue for the length of each issue. This does not mean that this issue is not as good as the first. During the second half, we are once again introduced to the character of De Guerre who is shaping up to the main antagonist of the story, and nods are made to events that have happened in the past, which are apparently the catalyst for the story we are following now.
The issue once again ends on a cliff hanger, a technique well used by Brian K. Vaughan is his many other works, and serves to make sure that the reader will return next month to find out about the mysterious cult that De Guerre runs.
Whilst it may seem vague the amount of information given in this review, I am desperate not to ruin the story for anyone who feels that they may want to go out and read this unique and exciting comic. As I mentioned in the first review, Vaughan’s work is so expansive, the best way to experience it is first hand. So hopefully by providing you with a little information, it will be enough to make you want to go out and enjoy this genre bending and exciting comic for yourself!
The Private Eye is available (at any price) from http://panelsyndicate.com/.