Title: The Old Guard: Force Multiplied #2
Art: Leandro Fernández
Colors: Daniela Miwa
Published: January 22, 2020
Previous Reviews: The Old Guard: Force Multiplied #1
Publisher’s Summary: “Andy wrestles with her past, and Nile continues to come to grips with her future. As their war against human trafficking escalates, their adversary is ultimately revealed, and the looming confrontation will unearth things long buried… Soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne, THE OLD GUARD roars back! From the acclaimed New York Times-bestselling team of GREG RUCKA and LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ and the stellar artistic talents of DANIELA MIWA, JODI WYNNE, and ERIC TRAUTMANN.”
The last installment ended with a dramatic fiery crash, but it has done nothing to slow the crew down. Now the ancient heroes delve deeper into dismantling the human traffic operation while Niles further develops the relationship with her FBI contact. Meanwhile, Booker, after a series of prolonged enhanced interrogation sessions discovers that his new nemesis is quite a bit more than a usual wannabe searching for the secrets to immortality. She is also unrelenting in her pursuit of what she wants.
In The Old Guard: Force Multiplied Greg Rucka continues the legacy of his squad of eternal champions with as fast paced and compelling narrative as ever. He has created a thrilling story with plenty of firepower and suspense.
The adventure includes fine character moments and a plot that keeps the pages turning. This arc is not only as good as the original it is as good as any Hollywood action flick, and better than most.
The art team of Leandro Fernández and Daniela Miwa brilliantly portrays the same kind of blockbuster cinematics with everything they put into every frame on every page.
The Bottom Line
The Old Guard: Force Multiplied screams action hero franchise. It is tight and frenetic with characters worth caring about. One of the best of its kind.