This week the much anticipated second issue of Hacktivist from Boom! Studios and Archaia Entertainment hits stores, and once again I had the opportunity to preview it. Last month the social and politically charged debut issue from Alyssa Milano and her creative team of Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Marcus To, and Ian Herring exceeded all expectations. The second chapter shows no sign of letting down as the story picks up right where it left off. Nate Graft has gone to his partner and friend Ed Hiccox with Agent Ori’s proposal. Hiccox reluctantly agrees to follow Graft and collaborate with the NSA, but when Brynn reveals the governments true intentions, both Nate and his employees may find themselves the subjects of a domestic terrorist investigation. Meanwhile Ed’s uncanny ability to analyze systems and disseminate social patterns proves to be beneficial in more ways than one.
Cons: Not enough Sirine and only two more issues left!
Pros: Art continues to imitate life as Hacktivist shines for a second straight issue and seems well on its way to becoming one of the most socially relevant graphic novels in recent time.