Review: Indestructible #2
Everyone has questions for Greg Pincus, the world’s newest—and most accidental—superhero. But if Greg thought dealing with groupies, paparazzi, and the po-po was maddening, wait until he meets the self-important, sniping League of Defenders!
The story of an accidental superhero who really isn’t even super continues this month in the pages of Indestructible #2. The story is written by Jeff Kline with pencils and inks by Javi Garron and Salvi Garcia. Alejandro Sanchez handles colors and Troy Petri provides lettering. This is the second installment of the four-issue series, so how are things going at the halfway point?
Greg stopped a video store robbery and a bullet. Both were accidents. But in a world of superheroes, Greg’s seemingly super act makes people believe a brand new hero has come into the spotlight. Our new hero wants to tell everyone it was a fluke, but his fame hungry roommate Barry wants to let things play out until the news moves on to the next big thing in a week or two. When last we saw Greg, he was picked up by the police for questioning. They want to see what’s what since all superheroes have to be registered. The questioning isn’t going so well. Luckily for Greg, the legal counsel of the League of Defenders arrives to give Greg a helping hand. They want him to join their team. Greg finds himself getting deeper and deeper into a mess he wants no part of. How can things get worse?
Kline writes a solid issue. This series explores fame, superhero superegos, and what happens when a comedy of errors plays out on a big stage. The parts with Greg are great, but there’s another story going on with the mysterious and villainous Stingray. There’s something big going on and a lot of players are making moves in the background. That section of the story isn’t quite as fleshed out or clear. Hopefully the final two issues bring that story to the forefront since Greg has connected with the League of Defenders. Garron and Garcia’s art is great. There’s some empty space on the page, but things are kept interesting with a dynamic panel layout. The characters and backgrounds are detailed and the line work is sharp. The scenes with Greg daydreaming and the League of Defender’s headquarters are particular standouts. Sanchez’s colors are bright and poppy, making everything look just as colorful and vibrant as the Hollywood-like world in which the story is set.
Bottom Line: Indestructible explores the world of superheroes in a fresh and interesting way. There’s a super villain plot in play but it’s not quite clear yet. Greg’s story is really enjoyable, but hopefully the two narrative threads start tying together a little more closely. 3.5/5