The Infinite Horizon #6
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Art: Phil Noto
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Published by Image Comics
The long-awaited final issue of The Infinite Horizon is here!
Written as a modern day version of The Odyssey, we’ve watched The Captain fight across continents and through the darkest moments imaginable all while trying to make it home to his wife and child.
Issue 6 sees The Captain arriving home to a town that he barely recognizes. All of the townsfolk have gone bad and they are keeping The Captain’s family locked up. There’s only one way that he can save them now — he’s going to have to kill everyone he ever knew.
The action in the final issue starts early and never lets up. It’s well-paced and doesn’t confuse the reader as it jumps from point to point. If you’re anything like me you’ll appreciate just how much damage can be done with a bow and arrow.
Duggan’s writing is straight forward enough. He keeps his dialog very concise and aside from the opening inner monologue-ing of The Captain, doesn’t waste words where the picture will do. This brings us to the art by the awesome Phil Noto. The style is very loose and while sometimes that’s appreciate in a title, I can’t help but feel like they were simply trying to meet a deadline and complete the project. The lettering is the biggest letdown of the issue. The font just doesn’t seem to fit, and while different than the traditional comic fare, it’s very light and airy, not quite fitting to the themes and horrendous death seen throughout the issue. The sound effects suffer as Dukeshire uses the same color and gradient on EVERY sound effect, leaving the eye desperate for something a little more original.
Overall, I did enjoy the book itself and it was nice seeing The Infinite Horizon (issue #1 came out in 2008, I believe) come to a close, though I can’t help but feel that the book was a little rushed and thus lacked the heart and love of the first few installments. I’d recommend picking up as a trade when it’s released and reading the cohesive story. It’s epic and sweeping and will probably best be appreciated while read in several sittings.
Wes Locher is a lover and writer of comic books. He hopes that the next time he goes on vacation, he doesn’t have to come home and kill his neighbors. weslocher.com