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Review: The Gentleman #2

Written by: Greg Anderson Elysee

Art by: Massimialiano Veltri

Colors by: Marco Pagnotta

Letters by: Marco Della Verde

Published by: SFC Comics and Evoluzione Publishing

Not quite so hot on the heels of a successful debut issue, The Gentleman #2 continues writer Greg Anderson Elysee’s macabre tale of occult detective Oliver Solomon’s latest case. Is this offering worth the longer than expected wait? Let’s check it out and see.

The Gentleman #2. Image credit Evoluzione Publishing.

Opening up with a flashback with a young Oliver and his father watching wrestling that is at turns both touching and tragic, we get ever more insight into Oliver’s world. One thing I found particularly poignant here is the interaction between father and son, in a world where stereotypes still run rampant, it is very refreshing to see a loving relationship play out between a Black father and his son, no matter how brief. This sets the stage masterfully for all to come after as adult Oliver must grapple with his destiny while continuing to investigate the case dropped on him in the first issue.

The Gentleman #2. Image credit Evoluzione Publishing.

Massimialiano Veltri’s art continues to serve as a beautiful compliment to Elysee’s story, with heavy inks providing a dark and moody feel tailor-made for a macabre horror story. While the colors continue to be masterfully done by issue one’s Pagnotta the lettering here is done by the one new addition to the creative team with Marco Del Verde replacing Micah Myers with little to no drop off in completely an exquisitely beautiful package. Despite the wait, The Gentleman #2 is a great book that is well worth checking out to support the creators!

The Gentleman #2. Image credit Evoluzione Publishing.

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William Satterwhite is the creator of the superhero webcomic Stealth and a freelance designer, internet consultant and illustrator living in Douglasville, Ga. His professional website can be found at www.williamsatterwhite.info.

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