The Silencer Annual #1
Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Jack Herbert
Published by: DC Comics
Release Date: 08/28/2018
Honor relives her past and encounter with Batman in The Silencer Annual #1. This book sees Honor aka Silencer relive an important mission from her past. Talia al Ghul sends Silencer to Gotham City to protect Batman from a lethal assassin sent by Ra’s al Ghul. Silencer is an assassin with a special suit that can block out all noise and helps her focus on her mission at hand. Meanwhile we also get to see how Honor meets her husband. It seems that Batman and Honor must find a way to work together.
Dan Abnett is absolutely crushing every story he is writing for DC Comics and this book is no exception. I absolutely love the spy movie tone that Abnett establishes. I felt like I wasn’t reading a superhero book but a brand new established spy universe that rivals that of the Grayson series that DC released a few years back. Silencer is such a compelling character because she is not only trying to learn from the past while establishing a future. That makes for great writing. If there is one thing I have noticed from Abnett’s writing, it’s the fact that he takes time to build up the characters. I can’t praise the writing enough.
The art in this book by Jack Herbert is great. Every panel in this book is gorgeous and I love how Herbert delivers on the spy feel that Abnett establishes. The action scenes are great and they deliver on the fun of this book. I love how intense the action panels can be. It moves at such a breakneck pace. The small moments with Honor and her family are great as well. I love seeing the love and the joy one each of the family members faces. Herbert shows that Honor is a changed woman and its great.
I absolutely had a blast with this book and I am now tempted to pick up the series as a subscription at my local comic shop.
5 Silencers out of 5