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Checkmate Vol. 2: Pawn Breaks (Checkmate #2)

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Action and intrigue abound as Checkmate clashes with a rival agency on American soil and The Black Queen deputizes the big guns in an all-out bid to keep Pawn 502's mission alive! And Fire, the Black King's Knight, tries to break free from Amanda Waller's blackmail in a move that will shake the agency from top to bottom!

Collects Checkmate #8-12.
Published (first published 2007)
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John Yelverton
Jul 31, 2011 John Yelverton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the typical graphic novel as it's more intrigue than super powers.
Kelsey
Dec 10, 2015 Kelsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great stuff here. Now that all the confusion at who represents what piece is over, the flow of this book is smooth and easy.

The scene with Jagger, a character previously unknown to me, and Bane? Completely badass and impactful. I felt every inch of responsibility and duty. It was incredible.

Not enough Sasha Bordeaux or Amanda Waller, but plenty of the Wall's conniving. Ooooh, Amanda Waller, the bell tolls for you, but you will never go gently into that good night.
Brad
May 08, 2008 Brad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, dc
This volume combines two short stories about Checkmate, a shadowy U.N.-backed hero and spy team that arranges its bureaucracy like a game of chess. (I wish more companies took their cue from board games.)
In the first story, Checkmate tries to get a pawn (get it!) in the snake-crazed terrorist organization Kobra, only to have a shadowy U.S.-backed agency foul up their plans. A forced crossover with Shadowpact ensues. Detective Chimp gets a few good lines of dialogue. It's a bit hard to follow in
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Craig
Oct 12, 2016 Craig rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was ok. The first story is checkmate trying to get a man into the cobra organization and the second story is centered around fire and her dad. Both were so so. The fire one made me miss the old days of fires time in the JLI.
Sylvester
Sep 19, 2015 Sylvester rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Checkmate team goes on more assignments battling the Kobra cult and miscellaneous villains in this volume. Love, love, love the story and characters, volume 2 is still an awesome compilation of one of the best comic series.
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Greg Rucka, is an American comic book writer and novelist, known for his work on such comics as Action Comics, Batwoman: Detective Comics, and the miniseries Superman: World of New Krypton for DC Comics, and for novels such as his Queen & Country series.
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