GLX takes a look at the final issue of Irresistible.
Publisher - Zenescope
Writer - Raven Gregory
Penciller - Derlis Santacruz
Colorist - Franco Riesco
After being disappointed with the previous issue, I was not sure what to expect from Irresistible #4. The first two issues of the series were entertaining, yet flawed; however, the previous issue failed to meet the bar set by the issues that came before it. Thankfully, Irresistible #4 is a return to form for the mini series.
The comic starts off on a decent note. Raven Gregory's script hits familiar story beats within the beginning, but it is a little uneven. Some of the choices that Allen Keeg makes are poorly planned. When taking into consideration the things that he has gone through in the series, his decision to embrace his curse in public at one point of the story is flat-out foolish. Of course, his decision could be justified in that he is trying to deny the reality of his situation; however, his previous descriptions of his troubles would have led to more logical planning on the average person's part.
And then, there's the "home stretch" of the issue.
This is when the comic goes from merely enjoyable to good. The way that the final confrontation between Allen and his ex goes down is handled nicely. Everything progresses naturally and Gregory adds new elements to the series that make sense and enrich the story. Without giving anything away, the issue ends in a highly appropriate and satisfying manner.
Derlis Santacruz and Franco Riesco return to handle the art and the final product is similar to their previous efforts on the series. There are times when the art looks dull and awkward, while there are times when it is pleasing to the eyes. These two can grow into great artists, but they still have a ways to go before they can become that.
On its own, Irresistible #4 is an entertaining read; however, as a whole, Irresistible is a flawed work that fails to reach its full potential. Still, Gregory is able to channel some of the emotions that people like Allen go through when dealing with inadequacies as it relates to attracting a lover. Irresistible may not be the best series on the market, but it is likely to strike close to home.
7.3* out of 10*
Written or Contributed by GLX
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