11.2.13

Incognito: Bad Influences

Is this where the series borrows a trick from Grant Morisson and goes meta? Zach Overkill is sent into deep cover to retrieve another agent in deep cover called Simon Slaughter. So far, so very Spy Who Came In From The Cold (with better names). But in their final confrontation, Slaughter starts going on about seeing "beyond this layer of reality", a "force ... watching us". His master plan is to take out both sides and level the giant opposition that structures his world. He wants to go against his own author, punch out God as Hartigan would say. What's great is that the layouts reflect this higher awareness. When Slaughter has his scenes, the linear panel structure is replaced with panels scattered over a large page-wide splash. A great way of conveying this different vision... visually.

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