MINOR SPOILERS BELOW
Crook’s imagery is violent, but never gross. The most disturbing imagery is, at times, caught in the smile of a character who is in the midst of some devilish thought or deed. The most beautiful imagery is found in a moment that’s full of sorrow, as storytellers Bunn and Crook have found a balance few others in recent years have found. They aren’t just churning this out; they care about their work, they care about these characters, and they have a passion for this world.
This final story arc (minor spoilers in this paragraph for those with sensitive eyes and who would like to read from the top with a fresh palette) finds Emmy having to face the one that started this story: her mother, a witch buried under a tree, the same tree that birthed Emmy. This is going to be a showdown like no other. If you want to be a part of it, find the collection and get caught up – you’ll thank me.
Special call out to Crook who is also on lettering here. You can hear the voices of the characters as their words float in the wobbly bubbles. Like some of the other comics Daniel Chabon edits, this book is thought out from top to bottom. If you see Chabon’s name on a book, it’s a mark of excellence.
This series is supposed to be turned into a TV series for SyFy. If I had my druthers, I’d be working on it in some capacity. Being someone who has read this series religiously has been a treat. To be a part of the recreation of this world for another medium would be glorious.
Creative Team: Cullen Bunn (writer), Tyler Crook (art, letters), Daniel Chabon (editor), Brett Israel (assistant editor), Mike Richardson (publisher), Keith Wood (designer), Christianne Goudreau (digital art technician)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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