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Review: The Accelerators #6

As a cinephile, I always root for the protagonist to come out on top. Sometimes, those same protagonists are not as black ad white as some movies tend to show, sometimes these characters operate in the gray area. One of the best examples I can think of is the Shawshank Redemption, a movie which has many running themes. This movie is also about friendship between two men who are prisoners, which is an oversimplification.

The core of the story is that it is about men who finally understand that redemption is achieved through common acts of decency. As a cinephile, the scene that probably was the most memorable was when Andy Dufresne finds a way out, and he had been digging his way out for years. Out of the all-time escape scenes in movies, this ranks up there with the best. In the sixth installment of The Accelerators, we find our heroes reunited and looking for a way out.

In the first few panels, the reader gets a peek behind just how each gladiator gets transported to the arena, as the newest addition just so happens to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Major uses this unique competitor to make his escape along with fellow gladiators, leaving some of the spectators as chum for the dinosaur.  Lexi and Major become reunited and Spat outsmarts Bob and becomes free of the Hub. By issue’s end, our heroes have escaped this world but to where, only time will tell.

Overall, a pulse pounding issue that is wall to wall action. The story by PRFI Porto is fun, fast paced and gives the readers more thane enough Easter eggs to know what is coming. The art by Gavin P Smith is striking and vivid. Altogether, an issue that gives wish fulfillment to anyone who has been giving this book love thus far.

Story: RFI Porto Art: Gavin P Smith
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy