Top 10: Book 2 - Alan Moore, Gene Ha, Zander Cannon

Book 2 of the Top 10 series wraps up a storyline about some murdered drug-runners, and also has a side plot about kid sidekicks and the Seven Sentinels, a group of superheroes whose world-saving exploits turn out to be a little less than spectacular.

My favorite part of the book is the introduction of Joe Pi, a new robotic recruit from Turingville who experiences a little prejudice from his human colleagues. "Clickers" are a lowly minority in Neopolis, and Joe is largely mistrusted as somebody who's all efficiency and only simulated emotions. But he eventually gains the trust of his new partner, and holds his own against the most openly prejudiced member of Top 10.

One of the best things about this series (as I've pointed out before) is the vast numbers of references scattered throughout. Just in this book I saw Asterix, the Hamburglar, the Powerpuff Girls, Marvin the Martian, Futurama characters, and plenty of other little references. I'm sure there are a lot that I'm missing, too.

It's not my favorite comic, but it's well-written and clever.

Fed to jonathan's brain | April 22, 2007 | Comments (0)


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