COMIC REVIEW: Thief of Thieves #9

The second story arc continues as Augustus, Conrad’s son, attempts to dig himself out of a hole that he’s dug.

Augustus, son of Redmond/Conrad, now a free man, must make good with the people he was working for when he went to prison. While he shows that he learned a few things from his father, he also shows that he is nowhere near his father’s league. Once Augustus gets in trouble again, we see that Conrad may have to save his son once more.

James Asmus has taken over on writing this arc of the series. While I think I’ve enjoyed Nick Spencer’s arc more, possibly because I’m a bit more familiar with his work, Asmus isn’t doing a bad job. He still keeps most of the tension and great dialogue that Spencer imbued the series with, and also puts a bit of his own touch on the story. Definitely a strong showing, with a few more issues to make this arc just as enjoyable as the last.

Shawn Martinbrough continues to put out some fantastic art. Without his art, Thief of Thieves wouldn’t be near as enjoyable, in my opinion. His very detailed art lends so much to the overall feel of the comic and makes the feelings of the characters so easily known. With a sometimes twisty story, the straightforwardness of the art is very welcome.

This issue is another very solid entry into the run of the series. If they can keep this quality up as the story progresses, I think Kirkman and Co. could have another Walking Dead phenomenon on their hands. Read this series, people. Any way you can.

 

Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Leo Johnson

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