IDW Publishing 2016
Written by Beau Smith
Illustrated by Chris Evenhuis
Coloured by Jay Fotos
Lettered by Christa Miesner
Wynonna earp, member of the U.S. Marshal’s Black Badge Division, has been through hell and back. It’s time for a vacation.
First of all yay for ongoing series, I may be wrong but it’s still going after the scheduled sixth issue and this arc is just beginning so i’m one happy camper! I’ve thought it should since I reviewed issue one and with Beau at the helm of his baby well it’s been one heck of a ride thus far.
I’m not gonna lie two things went through my head one was Vacation by the Go Go’s and two was Thelma and Louise. Both great things of course though the earworm aspect might drive me crazy later today. Somehow though these two going off for well deserved downtime doesn’t seem like it’s really going to happen. I mean c’mon it’s Wynonna after all and since when do things ever really go her way?
I’m continually surprised and impressed with how much fun this series is. I shouldn’t be anymore, i’ve been reading Beau’s work with her for many years now, but I am and that I can be is a wonderful thing. That she loves Soda in a bottle so much was absolutely delightful, yes I say Soda not Pop, and gives us a new look at a side of her personality and that we can still find new things to love about her is one those main reasons I keep coming back.
Then there’s the fact that not only are the girls on vacation but the Revenant’s are on vacation and are up to something big. So that we have two stories unfolding before us that may or may not, it’s Wynonna I’ve given up trying to figure it out, entwine with each other. Still seeing the bad guys as work and getting more organised and powerful hey I’m all for that aspect. I mean they need to be bigger bads if they are going to give Wynonna and her team a run for their money, well so than usual anyway.
Okay i’ll say this and get it off my chest, Hey Chris use backgrounds more they do wonders in fleshing out a story and getting you into the mood, tone and feel of what’s happening instead of that generic feeling when there is a lot of open space. Otherwise the characters are brought to life wonderfully and the range of emotions we see on faces is well done. The flow through the pages and panels is done nicely. Kudos to Jay for that tattoo as well since it always looks on point and without black lines so it all looks like his colouring.
With the introduction of a new character, possible friend or enemy with the girls you never know, a new threat arising that could change the landscape they know forever and a good old fashioned vacation things are spicing up. I enjoy that I never know what to expect here it makes reading this that much more of an experience and Beau has my mad respect for his writing prowess.