ONE-MAN SEIGE! ACTION MAN moves in on DOCTOR X’s secret Alpine headquarters — but things don’t go as planned, either on the way in… or the way out!
In previous reviews, the main complaint about this series was for a title called Action Man, there really wasn’t much actually drama to make the action suspenseful. There hadn’t been any major plot points revealed or sudden twists which really left any impact. The third issue changes everything and delivers a punch in the gut no one saw coming. Writer John Barber really increases the pace and provides double the speed and story development of the previous two issues. It makes for a great read and leaves you with a cliffhanger which will truly make the reader count the days until the next issue is released. This review is intended to be as spoiler free as possible, but this much can be said: You won’t see the ending coming from a mile away.
The artwork continues to be the perfect style to deliver the kind of effects needed to tell a great action story. Artist Paolo Villanelli delivers great scenes of violence and intrigue throughout the book. The flow of character’s actions and the different explosions are especially noteworthy.
This series finally hits it out of the park and delivers an issue which really makes you want to keep reading. When the book is released as a trade, it seems as if this first story will be the perfect way to introduce new fans to the idea of who Action Man is and what he is about. Now, all they have to do is keep the energy going and this new incarnation of the character will become a must read for fans of James Bond looking for a good spy adventure comic.