Title: Stealth #1 (of 6)
Words: Mike Costa
Art: Nate Bellegarde
Published: March 11, 2020
Publisher’s Summary: “For decades, Stealth has waged war on crime in Detroit, but now he’s taken his pursuit of justice too far. Only reporter Tony Barber knows that behind Stealth’s reckless behavior is an older man battling Alzheimer’s—his father. A father unwilling to accept that he’s no longer the hero this city needs…with enemies all too eager to force his retirement.”
In Stealth, Detroit is withering away and so is its vigilante superhero. For all the good will and high hopes that things will just get better, the truth is that there is nothing anyone can do about any of it. Maybe there is a possibility that the decline can be slowed down a bit, but even with the best of intentions the efforts can be futile.
This is a story about the heartbreaking aspects of a city in crisis and the onset of dementia in a formerly powerful individual. It bring what would be an otherwise ordinary comic book story about a man in a super suit to the next level.
Mike Costa tells a story that is believable and important and ends with maybe a little hope for the future or maybe another delusion. More than just a story about superhumans, it is really a story about what it means to be human and have a life and face pain and loss.
The Bottom Line
Stealth has more heart and humanity than most other super-suit stories and is told with truly compelling focus.