Checkmate (2006-) #3
Rooting for Fire and Waller to take down Sasha. Waller had a really cool scene with one of the Kobra people. Knowing that Alan had one of them and was heading back to the castle, Waller did what Waller does. Sometimes Waller can be boring/annoying, but not in this issue. I don’t like when they make her “know” something before any other character and before the audience, just like Lex Luthor, that gets boring and seems like the writer tries too hard to make the character powerful. The one scene in this issue did that and wasn’t too try-hard.
Love the portrayal of Waller this far. I actually think it will be more interesting if she stays as White Queen and is doing her own ops under the table. By the way, what kind of strategy is laying half naked in the middle of a road to catch someone off guard? Also, how did Sasha get dressed so quickly?
Great issue. This issue has one of my top five Amanda Waller with her in the hotel. The way she asks Alan the question was so innocent.