Leo–see, only took me ten issues to remember his name–is now under control of his other-dimensional evil self who’s trying to figure what’s happened. I can’t quite remember the fill-in explaining everything, but the villains are just criminals brainwashed and dumbed on regular Earth?
There’s a lot of megalomania interior monologue for Leo. Carey pretty much does him as an evil Superman, which gets boring fast. It’s not even interesting for a whole page, I don’t think.
One of the bad guys might know what’s going on and it seems like the daughter’s powers will finally get explained but if they were transported there, how did the brainwashers set up the marriage. Is the wife brainwashed too?
All of these questions and more will undoubtedly be answered in a vaguely interesting, but not really compelling way.
Carey’s got too many ideas in Risk and no restraint.
Seven Walls and a Pit Trap, Part 1 of 3; writer, Mike Carey; artist, Elena Casagrande; colorist, Andrew Elder; letterer, Ed Dukeshire; editors, Dafna Pleban and Matt Gagnon; publisher, Boom! Studios.
That was exactly my opinion on the last one shot. It seems to be introducing way too much material without finishing enough of the threads from the earlier stuff. Writers working for indie publishers really have to be realistic about how long they can do a comic. These days, a twelve issue mini series would be about max in terms of sales and interest, so the writer really has to have the concept click, evolve, and resolve within this span. I believe Carey could have a convincing narrative, a plausible conclusion, and perhaps a lead to another series. Why we’re just getting to meat of the plot after twelve issues has left me somewhat cold to the comic. Alas, where are the editors that could of prevented this?