Undiscovered County Destiny Man One-Shot
Undiscovered Country has been a wild ride. The series has kind of played out like on exhilarating chase sequence. There’s been rare moments for the characters to pause and catch their breath.
For this special one-shot, writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule slow things down to focus on one of the series’ major villains — The Destiny Man.
It’s the kind of story that is absolutely essential in providing greater context to The Destiny Man. Soule and Snyder take the mask off and have Alexander explain his origin to his brother Daniel.
These origins can be tricky in the sense that the writers have to ensure the villain doesn’t earn much sympathy. They still need to clearly be positioned as the antagonist and providing a reasonable motive diminishes some of their effectiveness.
Snyder and Soule accomplish this very well by letting Alexander prattle on while keeping Daniel skeptical of his rationale. The nature of the story doesn’t allow for too much action but it does set the stage well for the next chapter of Undiscovered Country.
As usual the artwork from Giuseppe Camuncoli and Leonardo Marcello is stellar. Undiscovered Country allows for plenty of creativity and Camuncoli and Marcello are up to the challenge with plenty of detail, unique designs and expressive characters. Matt Wilson’s coloring has a smooth slightly washed-out look that is a natural fit for the series.
For Undiscovered Country fans, this one-shot is required reading and really feels like it could have just been a regular issue. It offers welcome context and proves there’s still plenty left to uncover with this series.
Rating: 9 out of 10
Photo Credit: Image Comics
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