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The Least We Can Do #2

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Based on 4 critic ratings.

The Eclipse Rebels have mastered the art of fighting with the powerful Medium Stones, using them to free people from oppression.

Newcomer Uriel must start at zero, getting her ass kicked in the training arena until she learns how to make her golden stone, the Justice Light, work.

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32 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Lotusland Comics

    ‘The Least We Can Do’ continues to explore Uriel’s hero journey with some harsh lessons. Even though the rebels are more than ready to fight, the series does seem to question the attitude toward the inevitability of violence to solve the conflict against the Eden Army. Nonetheless, it’s a fun series with many layers to it and that makes it all the more thought-provoking and interesting.

  • 78

    Multiversity Comics

    This second bite of the apple by Iolanda Zanfardino still gives the reader plenty to chew on, but it doesn’t provide as many answers as they’d hoped. This issue feels like the training montage of a movie or tv show where the protagonist isn’t doing as well as they’d hoped. Uriel gets beaten down by the Eclipse Rebels to test whether she is worthy or not of not only the stone she possesses and if she can help them out at all. Zanfardino does give Uriel a Captain America “I can do this all day” mentality with her stone healing her while she is in battle training that provides the rebels, and the reader, some respect for the main character. Still, there’s not much else built on in this issue. Uriel has to be spoon-fed the answers that she will have to change her way of attacking the enemy by actually having to use force.

    There’s a bit more exposition explained throughout the issue for a couple of the characters and even an explanation of the composition of teams based on the stones, but both are sped through and leave the reader wanting more. For a fantasy world, we’re still only provided a brief explanation of the war and the people involved other than “good guys” versus “bad guys,” and it is starting to feel strained for a second issue.

    The artwork by Elisa Romboli is filled with clear, concise linework that’s also very bright and dynamic that fits well with all of the action that this issue contains. There are a couple of scenes of fight training with Uriel, primarily one-sided, where she is being chased or flipped, whereas, in other comics, it can feel overwhelming and frantic, but Romboli makes it feel much more focused. Romboli also makes it easy to distinguish between flashes of memories with different coloring that may be looked at as a small obvious detail. Still, again it can be overlooked and confusing.

    This issue may have a good amount of action; it lacks answers for the overall arc of the storyline to cause more questions for the reader.

  • 71

    Graphic Policy

    The second issue of The Least We Can Do slows down and focuses on Uriel’s training to fight against the Eden Army. Predictably, it doesn’t go too well, and artist Elisa Romboli uses dynamic paneling to show Uriel get her ass kicked over and over again as she struggles to use her Medium in combat. And speaking of Mediums, Iolanda Zanfardino and Romboli provide a lot more information about the different kinds, and how it’s difficult to use one if it was stolen, not found. The Least We Can Do #2 is kind of heavy on telling/exposition, but I feel like I have a little better grasp on this world after reading.

  • 60

    The Least We Can Do continues Uriel’s quest to activate her Medium and join the Rebels looking to overthrow Eden’s rule. However, she struggles to activate her powers, which makes her seem more like an interloper or a hobbyist rather than someone truly dedicated to the cause. It’s an interesting dichotomy, one that the comic struggles at times to convey. The comic still feels too busy at times and the lettering is a mess, but I’m at least intrigued to see how the comic moves forward.

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