As a sequel to the previous comic story arc I’d say this is a really good comic. I wouldn’t go so far as to put it above the first, but it takes the situations that have already been set up and runs with them, expanding and improving on solid foundations.
The characterization improves remarkably with this story arc. Before now, there were perhaps too many characters to focus on developing all of them. Prisoner of Bogan only adds 1-2 more, but focuses mostly on establishing the characters that we already have. The character of Xesh begins to be quite interesting, even though his own character development is not that much more than what we saw previously.
The artwork is just as engaging, vibrant and professional as before. I wouldn’t say that there were any moments that particularly impressed me, but it was easy to read and the artwork never got in the way of the story. It was always clear what was happening.
The plot was well thought out and obviously building towards a greater conflict that I’m looking forward to. This build up is the best part of the comic, though the actual events of the story arc are perhaps less than exciting. I was more interested in what would happen later than what was happening now. It’s good though.
Chronology Note: This story arc takes place almost immediately after Force Storm. There is only a slight passing of time.
Prisoner of Bogan #1-5