As with a lot of Kindt’s work, there is no black and white. This is all about greyscale. Heroes, villains, who needs ’em? These are flawed people - human beings many times struggling just to stay afloat. If they weren’t involved in such heightened situations, they’d probably find other ways to make life difficult for themselves. That’s also what makes Kindt’s books feel so universal. These characters are relatable, because we may see a part of them in ourselves. Maybe we fear something they fear. For Boone, it’s the fear of not being in control. In issue four, that fear grows exponentially.
Last we saw our dedicated scientist, he watched as something from the Ether cut its way into the real world to wreak havoc. For Boone this shouldn’t be able to happen, which means whomever is behind it is more powerful and has bigger plans than he expected. A man of science who must have answers is set further adrift.
David Rubin’s art is just beautiful and wonderfully weird. The characters, the world . . . it’s all so expressive. His choice of color helps you to navigate not only the fantasy and the reality, but also the emotional states our characters are in.
Having no idea where this is going, like any Kindt book, I can’t wait until it gets there.