Evie Pierce have found herself face to face with herself from two other dimensions. Will this trio be able to figure out what is going on and why they are hunted? Find out in Triage #2 by Dark Horse Comics!
TRIAGE #2 (OF 5)
Writer: Phillip Sevy
Artist: Phillip Sevy
Colorist: Phillip Sevy
Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic
Editor: Megan Walker
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 9th, 2019
Previously in Triage: Evie Pierce is a nurse that found herself in a strange area and meets two people that share a face but are vastly different. One version is an outgoing superhero named Orbit and the other is a gritty postapocalyptic leader named Marco. An old woman brings them together to save reality but the meeting it cut short when an entity known as the Hunter kills the old women and the other three teleport out to Evie’s home and dimension.
FACE TO FACE
Evie Pierce is back from the multiverse and finds herself with her girlfriend Tabitha. Unable to keep her multidimensional doubles secret, she informs Tabitha what is going on. After the initial shock, Marco’s injury is causing her pain and Tabitha’s protective instincts initiate. Getting Marco to her physical therapy office, she is able to stitch the wound and the four of them begin to come up with a plan to take out the Hunter and return home. Tabitha comes up with a plan to trap the hunter but while enacting the plan; Orbit becomes distracted and the Hunter begins to overwhelm the party. However, when the Hunter is about to kill Evie, Tabitha grabs Marco’s gun and tells the Hunter to stand down.
I want to get right into the theme here. Evie is having a personal identity crisis and is overcome with depression and anxiety and only then she is thrown into this whole scenario. What a great concept to discuss the idea of self worth and identity by introducing confident other versions of yourself. I found that this presentation to be intriguing and done very well. On top of the multidimensional doubles reflecting Evie’s own self doubt; the confidence of Tabitha is clear as well. She is an army veteren who still has the instinct she developed fighting all those years ago. This instinct is used to protect Evie which is going to negatively affect Evie’s self worth as she is very mundane. This whole story is pointing to Evie coming into her own person and I look forward to what that is going to look like in future issues.
The issue itself started a little slow as the writer began to explain some of the science and introduces Tabitha to Marco and Orbit. Once the story got to a point where Marco needed medical attention did I feel the issue really began to come to life. Tension became more prevalent, Evie’s uncertainty begins to show, and Tabitha begins to shine. I understand why they needed to approach the story this way but it seemed those first few pages dragged a bit. The pictures are well drawn as well but I wish there was a little more definition in the background. Sometimes we only see a solid color around the characters and I am not a fan of how often this happens. Often when we have a solid color background is a tool to put emphasis on the characters. When this is used too often, it takes away the value of the tool.
BOTTOM LINE: I ENJOYED IT
I think Phillip Sevy is telling a great story about a woman who has a common real world struggle in a cool and new way. I applaud the idea and hope to see the theme pays off in future issues. 4 out of 5 for Triage #2 by Dark Horse Comics.
Once the story got to a point where Marco needed medical attention did I feel the issue really began to come to life. Tension became more prevalent, Evie’s uncertainty begins to show, and Tabitha begins to shine.