Five Weapons #4 of 5
By: Jimmie Robinson
On Sale: May 29, 2013
Impersonating Tyler Shainline is becoming quite hazardous for Enrique. He's not really cut out for the whole assassin thing, but he's faked his way through the school of Five Weapons remarkably well so far. Trouble is, the longer he is there, the more enemies he acquires as Shainline, and the more determined they are in seeing Master Shainline's downfall.
The fourth issue picks up at the end of a target retrieval competition, one that was stacked against Shainline from the get-go, pitting him against his new friend, Loon. With his guile and wit, he manages to avoid defeat--and even death--but the powers that be inside the school, namely Principal O, have had enough of the upstart student. Wheels are in motion to take him down once and for all.
I was wondering when the other shoe would drop in this mini-series. The motivations for Enrique's subterfuge had yet to be laid out for readers, but the cat is out of the bag now, and it seems there is a new player in the fray, an assassin with connections to the Shainline family and members of Five Weapons' faculty. It's a cool twist that is not just out of the blue, but raises a whole slew of questions about what all is going on at Five Weapons. The trouble is that there is only one issue left, and I have a gut feeling that the big finale is going to be a crowded house of revelations and resolutions.
I'm very much on board with this series, but the fact that there is so much that needs to be answered, and there's only one issue left in which to answer them, I'm a little perplexed at how Jimmie Robinson is going to pull it off. Bully for him if he can do it. Bring on Five Weapons #5.
Guest Reviewer: Gef Fox