Writer: Markisan Naso
Art: Jason Muhr
Colors: Andrei Tabacaru
Letterer: Jason Muhr
Publisher: ACTION LAB: DANGER ZONE (January 2017)
Nate has a heart to heart with Jenna about how his life has changed since starting the Fork & Fossil. The two then dive into their futures … whether together or apart. Meanwhile, Starlee gets completely trashed to only confront Jenna later. And Nate & Jim make a jump only to come face to face with …
I am not sure that if it is just me, but this issue felt a bit more … breezy. Like it was a bit too fast. The other issues felt a little more weighty. This could just be me saying I need more now because I’m being selfish. …but that is my only real complaint.
The Moment of the Issue:
Hahahahahahahhahahahaha … So yeah … that confrontation of Gus and Owen meeting Nate & Jim hinted at last issue … ahahahahhahahahhahahahhahaha
Paradise never looked so good with such pretty blood on it. Readers can flip through the pages and can clearly see by the energy of the line work and panel composition that Muhr loved doing this issue. There’s a certain energy that Muhr has throughout his work on this series that got stepped up to 11 this issue. From the powerful and revealing heart to heart between Nate and Jenna to the confrontation between Nate & Jim and Gus & Owen, Muhr’s lines and detail are superb. Every emotional point held a weight that readers could visually grasp onto while his action is very viseral and excellently violent … as it should be. Muhr’s clean lines always made his style stand out, creating moments to be experienced when you flip through the pages of his work. Tabacaru bless Muhr’s pencils and inks with colors that perfectly fit the tone of the scene within the comic. The tones are darker for the right moments while the colors are lighter for the more intimate moments. Muhr and Tabacaru are a perfect artistic team that just get better and better with each issue.
Naso is an evil genius. I say that because his writing this issue is superb, even if I felt that the issue was fast. There was some very big developments for the story and the characters this issue and Naso didn’t pull too many punches. Naso takes a chance to look at Jenna’s relationship with Nate now. Starlee’s contemplation about what she wants to do with her life if Nate isn’t seeming going to be with her.Nate dealing with the man who he’s become while facing Jenna and the opportunities given to him. Naso makes sure that every single piece of dialogue and scene actually moved the story and/or characters along. Naso does the best with what he has in terms of page count and he certainly doesn’t disappoint this issue. Naso builds the issue with rising action throughout till it leaves a cliffhanger that will make readers scream for more. And it is great that the issue’s title “Consequences,” is fitting to the overall theme of the issue. Consequences for actions. Jenna let Nate leave her in New York for months and now their relationship is up in the air. Nate has been jumping and well .. the end of this issue deals with the beginning of the consequences for that. Naso ties it up in an extravagant bow by going in on what he hinted at the end of last issue and just developing many of the plots that have been seen throughout this series and the original mini. It’s strong, layered writing but it isn’t overly complicated.
Voracious: Feeding Time #2 is an aggressive leap forward. Actions have consequences and Naso has no problem putting those consequences on display this issue. The characters are all dealing with shake ups in one form or another and it feels very natural and relatable. The art continues to be some in the best in comics today as Muhr & Tabacaru deliver always and emphatically this issue. Especially with the action at the end of the issue. The issue felt too fast overall but it was still an exquisite second outing and sets up a lot for the future. It is definitely an issue not to be missed.