Ahoy Comics 2021
Written by Eric Palicki
Illustrated by Wendell Cavalcanti
Lettered by Rob Steen
Final issue of the hit werewolf crime story! Will Strummer figure out who shot her? Is it the same person who stole the bullets? Will there be a "why" to go with the "who?" Will Ben and Aster ever get their beer? Find out in the thrilling conclusion of Black's Myth!
Well hopefully this is only the final issue of the introductory arc and we’ll be getting another one because this is definitely an eclectic mix of characters that were introduced and it has definitely been a joy to get to know them. I think we all kinda knew who had her shot but the real question was why and what did they have to gain from it? Well that certainly got answered and then some. I really enjoy seeing the way that this issue plays itself out and how we see Strummer talk about putting the pieces together and coming up with the conclusion she did. I am pretty impressed with the way that Eric took the story and how it wraps up on itself so that it kind of comes full circle and the ending only serves to set us up for another arc. I think this has been pretty brilliantly done.
I am a huge fan of the way that this is being told. The story & plot development that we see through how the sequence of events unfold as well as how the reader learns information are impeccably rendered. The character development that we see through the narration, the dialogue, the character interaction as well as how we see them act and react to the situations and circumstances which they encounter does a magnificent job on continuing to flesh out these personalities. The pacing is excellent and as it takes us through the pages revealing more of the story the more we know we need to see more of this character.
I’m really rather impressed with the way we see this being structured and how the layers within the story continue to emerge, grow, evolve and strengthen. I also like how we see the layers here open up new avenues to be explored and while this is the last issue some carry over threads wouldn’t be terrible. What this does is add some great depth, dimension and complexity to the story. How we see everything working together to create the story’s ebb & flow as well as how it moves the story forward are impeccably handled.
I do love the interiors here. I love the black & white style because it’s one of the hardest to work in as it will show every single mistake that is made. Thankfully there’s no worry of that happening here as Wendell’s work is pretty nearly flawlessly rendered. I’m super impressed with the linework and how we see the varying weights and techniques being utilised to create this level & quality of detail work throughout the book is extraordinary to see. How we see backgrounds being utilised to enhance and expand the moments as well as how they work within the composition of the panels to bring out the depth perception, sense of scale and the overall sense of size and scope to the story. The utilisation of the page layouts and how we see the angles and perspective in the panels show a masterful eye for storytelling. The gray tones that we see are brilliantly rendered as well and I am super impressed with the whole kit and kaboodle.
This is a great story and an excellent introduction to the cast of characters. This is beautifully written with some amazing characterisation and some brilliant interiors make for one detective series I cannot wait to see more of.