Art by: Scott Williams, Jim Lee
Cover by: Scott Williams, Jim Lee
Written by: James Tynion
Caden Park has learned that there is more truth to his “visions.” Finding the courage to confront the man who’s been following him, he finds himself unwittingly spring a patient trap set for him by the House of Conquest, a shadowy group of immortal beings with mysterious motives led by the Infinite Woman. Simultaneously, our heroes the Immortal Men catch up with Caden in the knick of time to save him.
What Just Happened
Caden takes off running (as any sensible person would) when monsters, ninja gunslingers, and glowing people arrive on the scene expecting him to fight. Through the subway and back to the street, he flees trying to escape, lucky for him a taxi picks him upright when it’s needed. There’s something strange going on though, New York City is quiet, with nobody on the streets except the taxi he had just hailed. The cab driver has also been following him! He knows everything about Caden, shocked at the time they arrive at his home he bolts inside to find the House of Conquest has left a fun surprise for him. Fun for who? Certainly not our protagonist.
This series is doing well by keeping track of its setups and payoffs, it reads like a cliffhanger towards the end and you’re left mad with a thirst for more lore. Lee’s artwork helps each panel flow like water into the next, perfectly depicting whats being said throughout. With conflict after conflict being thrust onto our protagonist, I’m a bit excited to see what his hero’s journey will tell about him. Still quite a young series, but it has a very solid foundation to start building from. I’m quite curious to see how this series is going to tie into the main DC continuity over time.