Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey deliver yet another well-written story accompanied by Butch Guice’s stunning visuals.
Coates takes the reader into the mind of Luke Cage as the hero reflects. The opening flashbacks consistently offer a history that hasn’t been explored before while reflecting on another history that has been. Guice takes inspiration from older comic panels, redrawing them as flashbacks to Cage’s past. The issue is packed with symbolism, through both art and language.
Although the story moves slowly, it moves well. Very rarely does this issue truly feel boring. Every scene has a place and a purpose, furthering the plot.