Velvet #15 concludes “The Man Who Stole the World” story arc by putting Velvet Templeton face-to-face with the man who framed her as a traitor and tricked her into killing the man she loved. Unfortunately this means the series is going on hiatus, allowing writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting to work on other projects, meaning it will be the last Velvet issue we get for awhile. And for a comic this good that’s disappointing news.
Faking her death and springing her trap on her boss, Velvet finally gets some answers as well as an offer she finds all to easy to refuse. Despite knowing it will end any chase of ever clearing her name, Velvet takes her vengeance leaving the series wide open as to where to go next. There’s still plenty of old adventures from her spy past, and what happens now with Velvet presumed dead but still on the run with an unique skill set which shouldn’t go to waste? Whatever Brubaker and Epting have planned I hope we won’t have to wait too long to find out where Velvet’s next adventure will take her. Worth a look.