REVIEW: Party Like It’s 1999 in Phoenix Song: Echo #2
In Phoenix Song: Echo #2 by Rebecca Roanhorse, Luca Maresca, Kyle Charles, Carlos Lopez, Bryan Valenza, and Ariana Maher, we get more of the story about Echo and her ancestors!
Phoenix Song: Echo #2
My favorite part about this issue is how it foregrounds the idea that Echo must get to know her ancestors in order to prevail against the malignant force that is attempting to steal her power – or rather, to steal the power of the Phoenix Force, which is rightfully possessed by Echo at the moment.
In the previous issue, we learned that River, a fellow Cheyenne man who Echo met in the last issue, had the ability to see someone’s ancestral line. In this issue, we get to see that idea expanded upon, when his abilities are amplified by the Phoenix Force and both River and Echo are sent back in time!
Once they are there, a terrible development transpires, meaning Echo can no longer return to the future (because she no longer exists there). Instead, she must travel further into the past in an attempt to save her ancestral line from the Adversary.
I enjoyed the time travel aspect of this story, and I appreciated the fact that multiple artists were used in order to demonstrate the shift in the time period.
And this issue ends on a cliffhanger that promises some absolutely wild comic book adventures in Phoenix Song: Echo #3. While the Marvel Comics version of Echo was also raised by Kingpin under false pretenses, her story has now moved into the Cosmic realm. Will the Echo of the MCU follow a similar path?
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Have you had a chance to pick up Phoenix Song: Echo #3 yet? Did you pick up the main cover by Cory Smith & David Curiel or the variant cover by Derrick Chew?
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