Yeah, Ennis’s rehabilitation of Annie continues big time. So does McCrea and Burns’s terrible rendition of her–at one point her eye is in front of her hair. Very creepy.
After going too slow the last issue, Ennis goes too fast this time. There’s the whole English guy who hangs out with Hughie, there’s stuff with his parents, there’s a lot with Annie… not to mention the smuggling subplot coming to a head. Or starting to come to a head, just in time for a cliffhanger.
It’s just too much and it hurts some of the better moments in the book. Ennis doesn’t pull off whatever he’s trying. The bad art has a lot to do with the failings, but he’s also got too many pots on.
His attempts to resolve the various subplots doesn’t leave enough time for any of them. Hopefully he’s got a good finish planned. Hopefully.
Wisdom of the Ages; writer, Garth Ennis; artists, John McCrea and Keith Burns; colorist, Tony Aviña; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Joseph Rybandt; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.