Jericho Season 4: Issue #2
At Hawkins' house, his son is playing but hears the approach of soldiers. He runs to warn his father but is too late and Hawkins is taken into custody. Palmer informs Valente that Hawkins has been arrested and also that he believes that the A.S.A. troops in Jericho are cooperating with the resistance and Major Beck may even be involved. In the evening, Dale follows Mimi who goes out to the barn with food for someone that she is harboring and working a deal with to send supplies. Dale overhears her entire conversation. As the issue ends, we get a flashback to earlier in the day where we find that Jake and Hawkins had planned to have Hawkins arrested and they did this without Smith's knowledge. Jake also knew in advance about the prison riots. The two have their own agenda that they plan on following without involving Smith.
Review: So it's been what now, three years since the last issue of this comic book came out? Okay, it's more like six or seven months, but that's still quite a gap between issues. But the second installment of the Jericho Season 4 comic book delivers as expected as it continues to move several plotlines forward with what looks like an all out conflict with the A.S.A. not far on the horizon. We get a little bit more character development from the Smith character with him proving a good teacher and also remembering his departed wife. And we see some further development with Jake and Emily's relationship and Dale's continued expansion of his enterprises. But I would certainly like it better if they would get this comic book on a more regular (and frequent) schedule. Humorously enough, the closing page shows the cover of Issue #3 with the words "Next Month", but I'm not holding my breath. Still this one is another good issue with a quick-paced script from Kalinda Vasquez (the story is by her and writers from the TV show Dan Shotz and Robert Levine). And I'm also starting to warm up to the artwork by Andrew Currie. Let's just get those upcoming issues out a lot quicker because these extended delays are making this a very frustrating series to follow.
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