Written by Nathan Edmondson, Art by Cafu, Cover by Cafu and Bit
Solicitation Info (from Previews): The DCU’s most wanted man stars in his own series! Cole Cash is a charming grifter few can resist. And yet he’s about to be branded a serial killer when he begins hunting and exterminating inhuman creatures hidden in human form – creatures only he can see! Can the biggest sweet talker of all time talk his way out of this one when even his brother thinks he’s gone over the edge?
Bias: This one excites me, and I couldn’t even tell you why. Grifter never impressed me in WildC.A.T.s, so I would never have thought a solo book would’ve interested me. Still, I can’t help but think that this take on the character is something I’m really going to enjoy, and I do love the idea of the rest of the world thinking he’s a serial killer, forcing him to work in hiding.
What I liked: This issue set the stage pretty well. It showed us who the bad guys are, why our hero is the only one who can stop them, and set up his situation pretty well. I also love con artist stories, and while they skimmed over that aspect this issue (they showed that he’d done one, but not how he’d done it), I have high hopes that Grifter will be using such tactics against his enemies in the future.
What I disliked: Some of the pacing seemed…odd. Oh, and while most of the artwork was excellent, I couldn’t help but laugh at the interior of the plane – how I wish there was that much room on a plane! There was also something of a discrepancy in time…
Verdict: I’ll probably collect this title.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.