Issue 4 opens up with a group of people starving and fighting over what little remains (a scene few other than Lidl employees, can relate to). It’s a depressing opening gambit but it pays off.
From homeless to desperate to wanted criminals, Maia and Arthur have had no luck whatsoever and I’m not even sure whose fault it all is. Sure, Maia has the moral high ground but morals are overrated and I prefer my ground murky and complex.
Maia and Arthur are on the run after an itty bitty triple homicide. Maia is also starting to realise that she might be travelling with someone she doesn’t know at all despite him being her cousin. Meanwhile, old Stabs McGhee himself, seems eerily calm and meek.
Described as an “epic, political sci-fi conspiracy thriller”, you might’ve guessed that this series has got a lot of work to do if it wants to earn that first adjective (I’m not giving them away).
Are most superhero comics written from a left-wing perspective? Should it matter?
Devil Talk! This week we take another look at Ann Nocenti’s Daredevil run, and the political stamp she left on the title.