Comic Book Review: Port of Earth #2

Title: Port of Earth #2
Publisher: Image
Words: Zachary Kaplan
Art: Andrea Mutti
Colors: Vladimir Popov
Letters: Troy Peteri
Publication Date: December 13, 2017
Publisher’s Summary: Aliens have come to Earth with a business deal: a spaceport on our planet. Now Earth’s Security Agents are hunting down a dangerous rogue alien who’s broken loose on the California coast, but one agent’s personal feelings about Earth’s deal with the aliens may push him to defy protocols and threaten the mission.

Things aren’t as they appear…While it is obvious that Earth’s deal with the aliens is a bit of a sham, and that really, the only ones benefitting are the heads of the corporations who are making money on developing the new alien technology, there are more moving parts in this machine than first thought.

Port of Earth got off to a slow(ish) start, and while Port of Earth #2 doesn’t pick up the pace in a dramatic fashion, the story is progressing at a decent pace, and I am sure that, after the events of this issue, the best is yet to come.

Somewhat predictable, but entertaining nonetheless, Kaplan’s script is well-written. I especially appreciate the pages and panels in this book that are void of dialogue, as they balance out some of the more word-heavy pages, and in doing so, allow the reader to become immersed in the action.

This book has a great flow to it, and if the story continues to move in this direction, we’ll be hanging on the edges of our seats in no time at all.

The Bottom Line:

As the story progresses, it is becoming obvious that there’s something rotten in the state of Denmark. The events that transpire in Port of Earth #2 cement this thought while also moving the story in a direction that suggests a great unfolding of sorts in the near future. Port of Earth #2 is an entertaining read, but clearly, the best is yet to come. We’re getting there…