Episode 62: Power Pack and Cloak & Dagger: Shelter From the Storm
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Hold on to your high tops and get ready for a Blast from the Past, because we are going Back to the Future in our Hot Tub Time Machine. And by that I mean, we are reviewing a book that came out at the same point we are at in our regular series, but it deals with the kids at a point about two years earlier. Man, so glad that we decided to call in Cullen Stapleton from the Worst Comic Podcast Ever to help us out of this wibbly wobbly timey wimey snafu so that we can get back to having an Excellent Adventure.
The kids are all in their original costumes with their original powers, and they have already met and befriended Cloak and Dagger. They also have had Cloak and Dagger over to their home, so let's just say that this takes place after the Thanksgiving episode. Sure. That sounds good. Now we should talk about this issue.
Cloak and Dagger are on hand to provide a McGuffin for the plot to kinda/sorta talk about runaways., Power Pack showing up to help, and characters having nightmares.
And all of this leads up to a giant pedophilia purple people eater showing up to be the big bad in the final act. Good times.
The book features some questionable story beats and interesting artistic choices that leave our team really scratching our heads. But at least Dagger gets to try and steal a baby, so that's cool.
This issue does allow Cloak an opportunity to get out from Daggers shadow....see what I did there? Unfortunately, it emphasizes his dependence on her as well, which could have made a more interesting story arc.
It is nice to see Cloak enjoying his work, you don't often see that in today's world.
One final thought: When in doubt, mock the way someone else is dressed, because it always pays to be catty.
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