Review: Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #36

After faking her own death, Silver Sable is back in the mercenary game, and this time she REALLY might not survive! In the wake of Norman Osborn’s control of the Symkarian government, one of Sable’s operations goes south, and she finds herself and a small group of hostages trapped in the clutches of a dangerous group of terrorists! With no equipment and no back up Sable has to make sure that she and the innocents trapped with her find their way out alive. Piece of cake.

marvel has been producing a series of one-shots as part of Marvel Legacy taking us back to series and testing out the reaction to them. Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #36 takes us back to a character we’ve seen pop up recently in Amazing Spider-Man in a story that’s pretty close to a one-shot.

Writer Christa Faust takes us through the basics of Silver Sable in various ways as the character takes on Neo-Nazis attack refugees. The story is interesting in that it not so subtly takes on current real world issues, attacks on refugees and the rise of Neo-Nazism in Europe. The package that’s all delivered in is just ok though.

There’s nothing wrong with the issue at all and it’s a perfectly entertaining read. The issue is that we’ve see the kick-ass spy done so much between the last time Silver Sable had a series and now that the bar for an excellent story of this genre has been lifted exponentially. It’s not enough to just bust in and kick ass, we’re expecting some cool and style to it all. A bigger issue is that we’ve seen that in the not too distant past and even this week with the complete collection of the recent Nick Fury series.

That all includes the art by Paulo Siqueira which again isn’t bad, we’ve just seen so much better and so much better recently. Some of the scenes are a little confusing as far as the action (and that might be due to the digital review copy) but overall it’s pretty straightforward with not a whole lot that adds to the genre.

There’s nothing bad with this comic and there’s nothing that makes it stand out either. It’d be great to see Silver Sable back in an ongoing way but if that happens, we need to see the bar raised a bit in how it’s done. When there’s so many solid options out there, why do anything less?

Story: Christa Faust Art: Paulo Siqueira Cover Art: Mahmud A. Asrar
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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