The Mice Templar Volume II: Destiny 5 (November 2009)

The Mice Templar Volume II: Destiny #5

It’s a strange issue. There’s this romantic interlude between Karic and a girl mouse; they go swimming together. Glass writes the heck of the scene, showing Karic as a youth while simultaneously establishing his maturity. Not to mention Santos gets to draw a fight scene between the two mice and attacking crayfish. It’s an awesome sequence.

The issue also has some reveals and backstory as it relates to Cassius. He’s getting his own subplot now, his mentorship of Karic forcing him to confront old friends and missed opportunities. Glass also takes the time to show some of the debate between Templar factions. It all comes together very nicely.

The only problem is the rushed feeling to the ending. Karic’s development is progressing at a rapid rate and it’s a struggle to keep up with it. Glass never lets up on the pace.

But it’s an extremely successful comic book otherwise.

B+ 

CREDITS

An Order Divided; writer, Bryan J.L. Glass; artist, Victor Santos; colorist, Veronica Gandini; letterer, James H. Glass; editor, Judy Glass; publisher, Image Comics.

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