I was once unsure of the Creator-Owned Heroes concept, but this issue is good all-around. American Muscle is offbeat and fun while Triggergirl 6 is stunningly vague. I appreciate the non-comics features. Three hooves out of four.
I suggested for the past two issues that they should move some non-comics features to between the comics. They did so; the Mark Waid and Phil Noto art features are a welcome breather.
Written by Steve Niles. Drawn by Kevin Mellon.
The search for Gil and a better life presented in this episode of American Muscle is so pleasingly offbeat. Mellon’s art remains loose, but his style gives the ghost-town-in-the-desert setting additional character. Quirky touches such as Gil in drag and the nutty Sheriff really makes Muscle the best start yet to Creator-Owned Heroes.
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray. Drawn by Phil Noto.
Triggergirl’s attempt to assassinate the President is as intriuging as it is perplexing. Hints are given at what kind of man the President would be for six Triggergirls to go after him. There’s more about the relationship of the President and his mother, who Triggergirl resembles.
My guess at the mystery: the President isn’t a mere public servant. He had his mother, a brilliant scientist who holds some state secret, put to death yet somehow she survives. She then compiles the resources needed to start the Triggergirl program.
Triggergirl clears out obstacles with ice-cold efficiency and shows slightly more emotion than your average Terminator. While TG isn’t as fun as Muscle, TG’s creative team produces an interesting episode.