Quicksilver: No Surrender #2 Review – Running Through a Standstill

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Quicksilver is running himself to the point of exhaustion to fight off the colorful shades that resemble him. No matter how many he destroys, more appear to attack the ones Pietro loves. Things are getting worse too. More are appearing, and they are getting more powerful.

Quicksilver: No Surrender #2 cover by Martin Simmonds
Quicksilver: No Surrender #2 cover by Martin Simmonds

This may sound like a thin plot and only slightly expanding upon last issue's story, and you wouldn't be wrong in that assessment. Quicksilver: No Surrender #2 does little to advance the plot, only dropping a couple of small developments towards the end of the comic.

That said, I struggle to hold it against the comic. Saladin Ahmed has made an excellent portrait of Pietro Maximoff with this comic, and I'm enjoying the dive into the character we receive.

The comic is wordy, mind you. Quicksilver has a lot of thoughts about his situation. However, they allow us a good insight into his feelings, hopes, and fears regarding the situation in which he finds himself.

This really is a comic specifically for Quicksilver fans. If you're not into the character at all, it has nothing to offer you other than the occasional laugh. The plot, like the world around Pietro, is at a standstill in this book.

Quicksilver: No Surrender #2 art by Eric Nguyen, Rico Renzi, and C. Brunner
Quicksilver: No Surrender #2 art by Eric Nguyen, Rico Renzi, and C. Brunner

The artwork of Eric Nguyen continues to be quite dazzling in this issue. The world is well-shaded, detailed, and has that ethereal vibe for which the premise calls. Motion is well-depicted too. Rico Renzi is aided by C. Brunner on the color art front, and the two make the book pop with bright and contrasting colors for the shades that plague Pietro.

Quicksilver: No Surrender #2 is a hard comic to recommend considering how little of consequence happens in this issue. That said, it is an excellent depiction of Pietro and a solid character study of the same. As such, I do have to point people in its direction. I dug it a lot, and I think others will to so long as they have a healthy appreciation for Pietro Maximoff. Feel free to check it out.

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About Joshua Davison

Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.
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