Unity continues to battle the United and poor Faith has her idealism tested further in Unity #14. Also, some matters the team would have preferred to keep hidden come to light, requiring some quick thinking on the part of the team’s spokespersons.
I still continue to wonder just who thought putting Zephyr on the Unity team was a good idea, but the results are amusing—and Kindt uses her responses to give a different look at the team and the question of what it means to be a hero. As both sides present their arguments in combat, Kindt refrains from providing an easy judgment on the issue. Complicating matters is the frightening ease with which the Eternal Warrior and Livewire take to public relations. It is good to see this aspect of having a full, public team addressed, but somehow, like Faith, I keep expecting a fully honest and open team, not such skilled spin-doctors. Kindt and CAFU also show the battle itself and the after-battle commentary simultaneously, giving differing views on what happened and why and how it matters. Also, gotta love those in-comic commercials.
CAFU, in addition to capably handling the tasks of combat, manages the seemingly impossible task of making a giant, city-destroying robot cute and vulnerable-looking. GIN-GR is emerging as a character in her own right, and it is in no small part due to the art. Faith’s struggles are also believable because CAFU gives her expressions care: We don’t read about her struggling, we see it.
Unity remains a highly-readable, complex superhero book.
Writer: Matt Kindt
Colorist: Brian Reber
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover Artists: Lewis Larosa with Romulo Fajardo; Francis Portela with John Rauch and Dylan Todd; Ryan Lee with Wil Quintana
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