Mark S. Miller continues his superhero story with Lonestar: Soul of the Soldier. It is one of his highly successful crowdfunding comic book projects that he created, wrote, and did the artwork for that he released under the Blacklist Comics banner.
Picking up after the first volume, Lonestar and his team the Unknown Soldiers continue to mourn the loss of one of their teammates after a battle with vampires. Though hesitant, he decides to continue dating his girlfriend Angel, revealing the truth about himself as a vigilante superhero, whose exploits go back as far as the second World War. Meanwhile, the evil vampire Svarog has infiltrated a left-wing group, hypnotizing them into doing raining vengeance onto the Unknown Soldiers.
Once again, Mark S. Miller gives us a top-notch superhero team and story with lots of action and excellent storytelling. I appreciated the patriotic aspect of Lonestar, who is akin to Captain America in that vein. The plot moves along with ease and it is quite enjoyable to read a superhero who is not bogged down by social justice narratives.
One thing that has always impressed me about Miller is also his artwork. He does an incredible job with the character designs and the action sequences. They flow so well with the story unfolding and I am looking forward to seeing what comes next.
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