No/One has been a fascinating entry in the MassiveVerse. Unlike other comic books in the MassiveVerse, No/One has been a more grounded story with a vigilante superhero. No/One has really been treated as the Batman of this universe with the way their legend has been built and the actions they’ve taken. Things have become even more personal for all involved in the No/One plot the deeper we get into the story. We got a chance to check out an early copy of the next chapter in the story with No/One #6. Find out how it turned out with our advance review.
Writers: Kyle Higgins and Brian Buccellato
Artist: Geraldo Borges
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
“As a string of copycat attacks brings tensions in the city to a new high, Julia’s podcast suddenly becomes even more entangled with the case and Ben wrestles with an impossible choice.
PLUS! The story continues in “Who is No/One,” a monthly companion podcast starring RACHAEL LEIGH COOK (She’s All That) and PATTON OSWALT (Netflix’s The Sandman, Minor Threats, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.)!” – Image Comics
For a series known for hitting all the notes of the thriller genre No/One #6 is the most suspenseful issue of the series thus far. More than other issues in the series, No/One #6 delivers a feeling that you don’t know what will be said or done when you turn the page. There is a controlled chaos that goes on by the creators Kyle Higgins, Brian Buccellato, and Geraldo Borges that results in the characters dealing with that chaos.
The tension felt throughout No/One #6 is established early on. The opening scene with Ben Kern’s interactions at the police station were a tone setter. Ben’s noticeable rush to lead things and the anger it causes when he doesn’t get his way is the energy of this entire issue. No one has control over what is going on.
Which we see be the case when all hell breaks loose when the Copycat Killer makes their presence felt. That presence sets off a chain of events that further elevate the Copycat Killer as the main antagonist of the series. Higgins and Buccellato do a great job making the Copycat Killer have a dangerous presence by how others react to their action. It makes it so when they do appear on screen you buy into their threat level as the main antagonist.
This leads to even greater intrigue around how No/One is becoming more of an active player in the story. They are no longer able to simply stay in the shadows. The Copycat Killer has forced their hand. Which leads No/One to be left in a spot where there are even more unknowns with their direction.
As all of this is going on the characters that stand out most in No/One #6 are Julia and Alanna Paige. Alanna has a scene where she uses her platform in a surprising way. Higgins and Buccellato do a great job balancing Alanna’s extremist beliefs in this universe with what the interview she conducts live on her show brings out of her.
Julia similarly maximizes her screentime with how she reacts to what is going on during No/One #6. Geraldo Borges nails the emotions on Julia’s face as she goes from reacting to action very quickly. Borges art is on point throughout this issue with the high emotions, but it’s in the Julia scene that he is at his best. Which continues the trend of how while Julia may not always get a lot of screen time her scenes are always important. She is a lead character because of how Higgins, Buccellato, and Borges make sure to maximize Julia’s screentime.
No/One #6 is an intense thriller that takes the reader on an emotional ride. There are so many individual decisions made by the entire cast of the series that keeps you guessing where things will go next. It all leaves you in a spot where once you are done reading No/One #6 you want to read the next issue right away.
Story Rating: 9 Night Girls out of 10
Art Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10
Overall Rating: 8.5 Night Girls out of 10