PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #4
As I’ve noted in my last two reviews, the biggest flaw I find in this series that Edison is written as so much smarter than everyone else that it removes all of the suspense from the stories. Mark Millar corrects that a bit in this issue, as we see Edison get shot, and it’s clear that he didn’t expect that. And then when he’s taken to a hospital he actually attempts to perform surgery on himself, because he deduces that the surgeon on hand doesn’t have the necessary experience to properly perform it, but he passes out from blood-loss before can do so.
Other than that, we visit with the secret cabal behind all of these troubles, and their entire history is revealed, and that’s pretty interesting. There’s a bit of a twist at the end, which once again shows that perhaps Edison doesn’t always know everything, although we’ll see how that turns out.
So as the penultimate issue of this 6-issue series, this issue succeeded in ramping up the suspense and getting me excited for the finale. So a good job all around.