What a surprise! A guy with an eyepatch because drawing a symmetrical face with two eyes is too hard!
This is how Liefeld draws women in clothing. He draws a naked woman without nipples and then draws lines to show where the clothing goes. He also draws some weird shit going on in her midsection.
The angry guy in the background is, of course, Hank Hall. You know! Hawk! I didn't want to assume that it was him because I haven't seen him without his mask for quite awhile now. That's because faces are hard to draw when you leave the mask off, remember? And I didn't really recognize Dawn either except the narrator told me it was Dawn dancing like she dances every night. Which probably causes Hank to get into a fight every night!
Yeah, dude! Gross! She only fucks intangible guys!
After playtime, Hank punches out a mirror.
Hank drags Dawn out of the nightclub and tells her she's out of control. Man, you're really out of control when Hawk tells you you're out of control! Hank points out that Dawn has been acting wild because she's trying not to deal with her breakup from Deadman. Dawn's rebuttal is, "Nuh uh!" There might be more to it but I'm distracted by one constant thought: "How did Rob Liefeld become such a popular artist?"
Broken hand and weird butt to head to torso to legs ratio.
Dawn and Hank don't fight for long before they make up and proclaim that they really care about each other and maybe they should go get some chicken and waffles and then...
"Hank! You big jerk! Ruining our moment by being harpooned!"
One thing I have to praise Liefeld for is doing the omniscient narrator thing. I bet he's such a big shot in the office that nobody had the heart to tell him that DC isn't doing that anymore. The two editors on this book probably went straight to Dan DiDio and complained that Rob was doing that Omnishit again. And DiDio probably said, "Just leave Rob alone. He's making his deadlines. Don't rock the rock star's boat!" And now Rob gets to do whatever he wants!
The guy who harpooned Hawk is the guy from the cover! Who is he? Who knows! Just the Villain of the Month, I suppose. But he does know an awful lot about Hawk and Dove. He even knows that Dove has yet to fully recover from her battle with Condor and that Condor's poison is still in her. Dove was poisoned?
Dove gets bundled up in a net and Hawk attacks Hunter. Hunter acts smug and tells Hawk all about his clothing and that time he lost his eye to learn everything he needed about the Great Hunt! So he's a Batman type but with an eyepatch. I guess that makes him Deathstroke! During the fight, Hawk is slightly wounded.
Liefeld is cheating! He's just doing that to make Hawk's hand easier to draw!
The wildly dysmorphic party!
Dawn Granger is confused by all of this.
And Hank Hall looks like my friend Soy Rakelson (name still changed to protect his naivete).
I'm going to work out until I develop a giant muscle right in the crook of my elbow!
Last issue, the art may not have been much better but at least the story was good. This issue contains just a lot of crazy new revelations that may or may not have anything to do with the stuff Condor revealed previously. I'm guessing it'll be different. I think Liefeld should have spent a few more pages on Hank and Dawn's relationship and cut out a few fight scenes. That may have made the issue a little bit better than mediocre. As it stands, it's just decent enough to not drop the rank it just gained. Hawk and Dove remains steady.