Review: MacGyver: The Fugitive Gauntlet #4
The hit comic series continues, co-written by MACGYVER creator LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF! Captured in Moscow by the Chinese secret service, MacGyver needs to escape from a locked down embassy and stop industrialist Joseph Moscone before he becomes more powerful than ever… But is this one too challenge too many?
MacGyver: The Fugitive Gauntlet reaches its penultimate issue this month. The five issue miniseries is written by Tony Lee and MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff with art by Will Sliney and colors by Owen Jollands. Aditya Bidikar rounds out the cast by providing lettering. The Fugitive Gauntlet has been a great new spin on MacGyver, but does the next to last issue help set up a strong ending?
The story opens with MacGyver being “interrogated” by the Chinese secret service that captured him in the final panels of last month’s issue. Everyone is still looking to cash in on the MacGyver bounty the mysterious Moscone has placed on our industrious handyman. Mac is taken back to a holding cell with Pasha. Of course when Mac was being dragged to the cell he did a little pickpocketing and got a few things he can use to throw together an escape plan. After MacGyvering up a few helpful things, Mac and Pasha find Kari and try to escape the Chinese Embassy. Then things get complicated, well even more complicated than escaping from the Chinese secret service at their Moscow embassy. Moscone appears, there’s a surprising twist, and Mac is faced with a difficult decision.
Tony Lee continues to please with this series. Lee does a fantastic job adapting MacGyver and giving him a slight twist. Zlotoff has made sure his creation is treated well, and it’s in more than capable hands with Lee. The art in this issue is good. Sliney remains consistently good with the characters and showing off MacGyver’s ingenuity. The colors work most of the time, although there are a few instances where it may have helped to go a little darker instead of bright and vibrant.
Bottom Line: MacGyver is back and better than ever. Four issues into this miniseries and I’m hoping we see a lot more of Mac. With one issue left, it looks like it’s going to be a fast and wild ride. Lee and Zlotoff have a lot to finish up, but the finish line is in sight. With one issue to go, it will be interesting to see how they wrap it all up 4/5