by Punchy » Sun May 06, 2012 2:54 pm
Jeff Lemire revisits the story-book technique he used a while back for this issue, and once again, it was effective, the child-friendly tone of the narration contrasts really well with the grim setting. I will say that I find reading a comic book in land-scape format rather uncomfortable, but that’s just my hands, not any comment on the quality of the book. This issue wraps up the events at the Dam and moves the book towards it’s next big story, which is everyone heading to Alaska once and for all. Lucy’s funeral scene was very emotional, as was the farewells to Bobby and Johnny, especially when you consider that the arrival of his brother (AKA ‘The Bad Man’) to the dam means they’re probably dead now. I was also very intrigued by Doctor Singh’s arrival in Alaska, I’m glad that the book put the mythological crazy biblical stuff on the back-burner for a while, but it’s good to have it back, Lemire is doing brilliantly in how he’s balancing the small and the big stuff. Lemire’s art was even better than usual in this issue too, one thing about the landscape format is that it allows artists some really good scope for splash pages.