DC Mech #2 is here and I don’t know about you, but I thoroughly enjoyed the first issue! It was a great set up for the series and since then, I’ve been excited to see what else is set to come.
But before we get into the issue itself, let’s take a look at the covers. The standard cover is by interior artist Baldemar Rivas and I adore it. It perfectly captures the vibe of this series, it’s bold, vibrant and acts as a great introduction to Wonder Woman’s mech suit! The attention to detail with the design is stellar and I can’t wait to see more of the mech suits of the DC Universe.
The first variant cover is by Dan Mora and continues the character design blueprints. I really love that we are getting these, it really adds to the scale of the mech suits, but also allows us more insight into the cool gadgets and features that each of them have. It’s clear a lot of thought has gone into each one and Dan Mora does a fantastic job of bringing them to life.
The second variant cover is by Ricardo López Ortiz and brings us a great look at The Flash and his mech suit in more detail. Again this cover is bold and vibrant and I love the artwork style, it has a touch of anime to it, which works perfectly with the series. I would absolutely love to see an animated series of DC Mech in this style.
DC Mech #2 sees the introduction of Wonder Woman as she delves further into Kal-El’s origin to truly determine if he is an ally or a foe. It also marks the first team up between Kal-El and the other heroes as they learn to work with each other for the first time. I love the dynamic between the characters during this sequence and writer Kenny Porter showcases each and every character perfectly, I particularly love the banter between Kal-El and Batman.
Not only this issue an introduction to Wonder Woman but we see plenty of other iconic DC characters and lore. Though this is truly a unique situation for our heroes, villains and storyline, the dynamic and personalities of each and every character involved is on point.
This issue gives us a little insight into how our heroes ‘power up’ their dc mech suits, which I loved. The artwork and the process have huge Power Ranger vibes, which I adore, it’s great to see the series stay true to it’s inspirations. Like I said, there are some really great character moments in this issue, Wonder Woman in particular – well it is her debut issue I suppose! I love her confidence in herself as she really shows the Green Lanterns who’s boss.
The artwork is by Baldemar Rivas, with colours by Mike Spicer and letters by Tom Napolitano and again is spectacular. Though I’m new to Rivas’ work I have to say, I have warmed to it extremely quickly. His art style is perfect for this series and what a great introduction to him for readers. Though this is the second issue, his work has quickly become recognisable and it is expertly brought to life by the colours of Mike Spicer. I look forward to seeing what they do with all of the designs and characters going forward.
So far DC Mech feels like it could and should be an animated series or even video game where we see our heroes and their awesome mech suits take on each other and their foes. It really levels the playing field for some characters and I find that so exciting. It’s a great opportunity to get them involved more deeply in the storyline and I can’t wait to delve into the next issue.