As with anything where those in power do not understand the masses, there’s always a gap of understanding. You can take what is going on with the racial disparities surrounding Black Lives Matter. Even now with social media and the media at large flooding screens everywhere with information, there still lies ignorance.
Many politicians are using it as part of their platform now but ignored it only a few months ago. That is an example as to why “cancel culture” is at an all time high, and looks to not be receding anytime soon. Misunderstandings against marginalized groups is nothing new, but at least they are now being heard. In the second issue of The Resistance, a world tries to understand these new super-powered beings.
We’re taken to Portland, Oregon, where one teenager whose parents died during the pandemic has to deal with his new life with his aunt and uncle, but an unfortunate symptom is he hears voices. We are also taken to the University of Virginia, where a young woman inherits super strength which is found in a fight with her boyfriend. We are also taken to Moscow, where one young man, who has been deemed an enemy of the state, overcomes his captors and escapes. Finally, we’re taken to the UN Security Council and the White House where the members are discussing protective measures and what defensive capabilities may be useful.l By the issue’s end, the head of the DIA is rescued by some of these super-powered beings, but for an unknown reason.
Overall, a stellar second issue that adds high suspense to this already thrilling series. The story by J. Michael Straczynski is engrossing. The art by the creative team is magnificent. Altogether, a story that will keep you on your toes.
Story: J. Michael Straczynski Art: Mike Deodato Jr., Frank Martin Jr., and Rahzzah
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy