Monday, May 17, 2010
Broken Frontier Reviews Pilot Season: Stealth #1
Stealth #1 is part of Pilot Season, which is an annual Top Cow initiative which lets readers choose which one-shot will be made into an ongoing series. Usually, different writers and artists compete, but this year each is written by Robert Kirkman. Kirkman is one of the best writers in the industry today, so it’s a safe bet that each issue of this Pilot Season will be equally amazing. Stealth is the third of five books, following Murderer and Demonic, and preceding Stellar and Hardcore. As always, Kirkman meets and exceeds expectations in this non-traditional superhero comic book.
As far as I know, Stealth is a completely novel idea. It’s about an aging armor-clad vigilante named Stealth, who has started to lose his mind in his old age. He begins attacking misdemeanor criminals and mistakes his son for his brother. As the story progresses, we learn that although all of his symptoms fit Alzheimer’s disease, there may be something else at work in his mind. This adds to the mystery surrounding the origins of the Stealth armor. Unfortunately, Stealth’s son, Todd, doesn’t have time to explore this possibility as his father’s mistakes get larger and more costly. Finally, after the biggest mistake of all, Stealth reveals that the “men with the light” are coming to “fix” him.
Read the full review here.