Writer: Jay Faerber
Artist: Yildiray Cinar
Art Rating: 7 Night Girls out of 10
Story Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10
Overall Rating: 7.5 Night Girls out of 10
Somehow, I have missed reading any of the Faerberverse books. I have meant to try them but never got around to it. This is my first one but it won’t be the last one I read.
Faerber has created a fully realized world in Noble Causes. The story of this family is a good one. I know this book is ending soon but the characters are available to appear in his other book-Dynamo 5. I am going back and picking up the back issues so I can read the whole story. I was able to read this issue and follow the story. This is the sign of a good writer.
Issue 38 focuses on Doc Noble’s son Rusty. Doc saved his life by transfering his brain into a robot body. Doc then built a robot named Cosmic Rae to be Rusty’s mate. After they broke up, Rae left.
This story opens with Rae’s return. She is covered by rusty splotches. When Rusty touches her, the rust spreads to him. The Noble family fight to save Rusty and find out who did this.
Faerber spins this tale of revenge and tells it in 1 issue. No decompression here. He also touches base with the family members not involved this time. A very well written super-hero story.
At times, Cinar’s art shows a Kirby influence. Especially on the design of Rusty. He has potential. Once Cinar improves his drawings of normal people, he will have a bright future. I look forward to following his progress.
My favorite part of the issue was the final showdown between Rusty and his opponent. It’s great to see a hero finish the battle by using his brain.
Recommended for fans of Invincible, Savage Dragon, and traditional well written super teams.