Invisible Woman #1

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Invisible Woman #1

Writer: Mark Waid

Artist: Mattia De Iulis

Cover Art:  Adam Hughes

For the first time ever, Susan Storm Richards stars in her won solo series at Marvel Comics and, I have to say, it caught me off guard.  It revealed something of the character of Sue Storm that I did not know or did not expect.

Apparently, Sue has been, I guess in her spare time, been working on and off as a spy, first for SHIELD and more recently for the government.  We start with a bit where she is working for our original Nick Fury and later on, new Nick Fury arrives too.

The idea makes a lot of sense.  What wouldn’t be more effective as a spy than someone who can turn themselves invisible?  It seemed Sue had been involved for years (as the book shows a scene from “ten years ago”).

The twist of the book worked really well for me and I found myself intrigued immediately.  When the government came back to Sue to ask her what she knew about the disappearance of a former partner, Aiden, she wanted to go into the field to find him.  The government seemed to be unwilling to agree, but they did not know Sue very well.

The art is beautifully rendered by Mattia DeIulis.  The story itself is mainly set up, but it reads quickly and does a great job of constructing the story and finishes with an awesome cameo at the end.

Honestly, I am excited to see what happens next.  I love the fact that they are able to throw a new wrinkle into the world of the Invisible Woman and make it feel organic.  I believe this is a mini series, and I hope the level of quality remains this high.


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