Issue by Issue – The Coven Vol. 2 #2

Writer – Jeph Loeb
Artist – Ian Churchill
Inker – Norm Rapmund
Colours – Richard & Tanya Horie
Letters – Liz Agraphiotis

The Coven, as seen last issue, have been transported into the headquarters of none other than Supreme, perhaps the most powerful being in the Image Universe. To say they are in a bit of trouble is a bit of an understatement and yet, Black Mass seems to want to be here, he needs to be here because he is searching for something and this is where it might be. Supreme cannot believe that anyone would dare invade his sanctum and when he is attacked, that is the final straw. Drawn by Ian Churchill, the man makes Supreme look as formidable as he is and the battle between the hero and the team is a good one but it is plainly evident that The Coven do not stand a chance, not just with the hero but with the defences the man has installed as well. It all comes down to two things in the end, the Book of Judgement which Supreme does not have, a book that Black Mass wants in order to save the woman he loves and Lucifer, more commonly known as the Devil and the creature who has seemed to have organized all of this. Why he has done so has yet to be revealed but it is sure to be for a most interesting reason, not to mention that he has a grasp upon the soul of Kama – the woman whom Black Mass loves. Jeph Loeb also introduces a new character in the book, one who goes by the name of Lionheart and she too is a bit of a mystery as she currently has nothing to do with the current story arc but she must be here for a reason, readers simply needing to know what that reason is. Also intriguing to see is just how flustered the team is, not knowing what Black Mass was up to or why though that would soon become apparent and yet, even given all of that, they still manage to work together as a team, realizing that the threat of Supreme and all his fortress holds could be the end of them. A good issue filled with everything needed for one such as this which is a lot of great-looking visuals as the two entities battle it out.

3.5 out of 5

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