Image Comics 2015
Written by Brian K Vaughan
Illustrated by Cliff Chiang
Colored by Matt Wilson
Leonard & designed by Jared K Fletcher
With each issue we get further and further into the more bizarre and weird nature of this story. Thanks to Cliff interior artwork we get a real sense of just how off till two things really are here. Now I don't know who this old guy is that opens up but his Public Enemy shirt and that phone it has all conspire to say this is some heavy stuff and he well there's something about him you need to keep an eye on. Also there is the fact that Cardinal has called him after Alister has been murdered by the two boys who came to rescue the girls last issue.
There really is something about the way that this story is being told and the dialog that's being used that is intriguing to me. After all the old man speaks perfect English and yet no one else we've met from the future or another time speaks something other than broken European irish-english kind of hybrid. It's like they didn't learn to speak from a school or through books but its phonetic instead and that says something bad has happened so that there aren't schools or anything like that where she's from. At first I just thought it was kind of odd weird and quirky but now I'm thinking there's something so much more going on with this way the dialogue is presented.
At the girls follow their rescuers go through the sewer tunnels the characterization hear that we got is pretty freaking good. The girls come from the mid-1980s and the boys come from a much further distant time in the future where the one who does all the talking used to have a boyfriend who was killed by these people. So that when the girl secure this the kind of get grossed out a bit and aren't used to having that kind of thing around them. And that is kind of a good thing since it demonstrates just how much for the week, since I was a teenager.
There are a few revelations about what happens in the future here and when the boys are actually from that I'm not going to spoil for you but just to fight it to say it's going to factor in somehow or another I'm not sure yet how about. All the wild of the group is being tracked and followed and they end up having to fight this weird futuristic beholder kind of Dungeons and Dragons creature. It's a big fear with lots of tentacles and at the end of each tentacle and seems to be a television screen type thing with a big eyeball on it. This is the kind of thing that makes you wonder what the hell is someone smoking. On the other hand it's an interesting take on something in the future happening to cause a regression in society and yet still have technology.
Right after the boys get the girls out of the sewers they take her to the spot thing where they're supposed to get her medical attention and get her fixed up.What ends up happening is something well you need to see for yourself but suffice it to say I'm surprised these girls have managed to make it this far.I do like the characterization that we've been getting and I do like that they are growing up a bit and they are realizing that their lives have been a bit silly up to date. Brian really is taking us some place that you really couldn't have expected from panel one of issue one up until now. One of the best things about it is that it is so unpredictable. He and Cliff have managed to really take a concept that we kind of know and are familiar with and flip it on its ear and make it something even Sherlock Holmes couldn't have imagined.
At the end of each issue I just want to know what happens next I have that desire that need to see what is going to happen to these girls next. That alone is one of the best things to experience when finishing an issue. This is why we read comics.