Title: Port of Earth #7
Words: Zack Kaplan
Art: Andrea Mutti
Colors: Vladimir Popov
Publication Date: July 11, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: As Earth Security Agents Rice and McIntyre pursue an alien assassin and push the boundaries of their protocols, they find themselves facing a dangerous choice: will they be the first humans to enter the Port of Earth?
“Who are we protecting here? Humans or aliens?”
ESA agents Rice and McIntyre have pursued an alien terrorist to the Port of Earth, an elaborate location where humans are prohibited from entering, and once there, it quickly becomes obvious that there is more to this tale than initially thought.
Thus far, writer Zack Kaplan has done a fine job in gaining and maintaining momentum as our protagonists continue to venture deeper into their investigation and, in doing so, reveal more about the Port of Earth and Earth’s extraterrestrial deal. Port of Earth #7 continues to maintain said momentum and manages to gain additional energy as Kaplan takes readers on a brief, but exciting, tour of the port’s interior.
By allowing readers to take a look around the Port of Earth, Kaplan also provides artist Andrea Mutti with the opportunity to ‘wow’ readers with illustrations that depict the port’s strange and, dare I say, alien, interior. Mutti takes advantage of this opportunity and produces one of the series’ most visually-exciting books.
The Bottom Line:
Agents Rice and McIntyre are pushing the limits in their pursuit of an alien terrorist, and as they dive deeper into this investigation, Port of Earth continues to gain momentum. Port of Earth #7’s script remains tight and the artwork found in this issue is some of Andrea Mutti’s best.