First, my apologies if I just flagged you @MattMcDonald , the Android version of DCU on my 10.5 " Samsung Tab A is missing basic navigation tools here, and I may have somehow flagged when I meant to scroll down (I’ll check on my phone Android version which works fine after posting this Sunday Special Review):
The Silencer was one of the many “Age of Heroes” Series that I deliberately didn’t purchase when they came out, and later figured I could just read here as part of my subscription to check them out. So far the one and only Age of Heroes post Metal event that I have purchased and enjoyed is The Terrifics.
So, yup, to answer the first question, this is the first time I have read this.
What did I think of Honor? Well, we live in a rational world, and fiction like this when it is good reflects that. If a person has spent years as an assassin, thinking they can later go domestic, have kids and not be putting this new family in danger is magical thinking and nonsense. Vengeance and revenger are hard wired into humanity, and what comes around goes around, we reap what we sow, etc. So to me this story reads like one of those ancient gory Greek Tragedies where the main character and their associates are doomed and everyone knows it’s inevitable and logical- that’s what I think of the Silencer. Even with Talia’s promise, that hardly shielded her from the loved ones of the folks she assassinated.
Brief aside: this story reminds me very much of Matt Kindt’s “Mind Mgmt”, which is at it’s 6th or 7th volume (I have read the first 3 volumes or so and own another 3 to read)- especially V3:
Action sequence: no double her vs a room full of armed gun toting killers.
Favorite page / panel: here ya go!
(here’s the scene that especially brought Mind Mgmt to mind, warfare in Suburbia)
And who doesn’t love this work duet?
I did notice a change in the story from issue 4 on with the new artist and I believe writer. I’m not sure mixing in Deathstroke added to the storyline at all, but that’s just me.
Rating: I’ll give it a 7 out of 10.