Here Comes Calico #4
OFF THE ROPE
From Sigma Comics
Creator/Writer – H.H. German
Artist/Letterer – Javier Orabich
Colorist – Daniel Grimaldi
Cover – Garnabiel
Wow! This issue contains so much information! We get a lot of background on how Calico pairs up with his partner and their history. Similar to how Batman operates with his small and close network of trusted associates, Calico and his partner also have unique connections, providing the tools to assemble their own team of expert specialists and benefactors. They have certain procedures and protocols, programs of operation, and a specialized coordinated effort including with law enforcement to aid them in protecting society. It’s a perfect web of people with various skills that help get things done.
There is also an entire kind of blueprint, if you will, that shows in immense detail the features of the suit Calico acquires to wear while he is doling out justice to the dregs of humanity. This was one of the most fascinating parts to read in this issue. This suit is more like a large piece of interactive hardware and software that, when manipulated in the proper way, turns into a lethal aid to assist in battle. This includes being equipped with a variety of weapons, tools, systems to monitor and calculate, gadgets, and safety mechanisms.
Truly an exciting issue.
The other thing that I have to point out is that throughout the issue there are a few flashbacks. Not a problem. Many times though, when comics do this, it can get a little confusing to separate the details, specifically in the timeline aspect. The author and artist made sure this didn’t happen. They proficiently altered the appearance of the entire flashback, including the appearance of the character by making him look younger. Then when you come back to the present day you can see the difference easily, so you always know where you are in the timeline. A lot of comics make this a blurry and confusing detail.
Once again, Calico creators did not disappoint. I am looking forward to the final few issues to see how everything comes together.