Our epic saga of eternal war and reincarnation continues. This issue has our hero, Mali, finally resigning herself to the inevitability of the war she’s been forced to fight and her fate in it. She resolves to meet Tessa, her sworn enemy, for their final showdown—in this life, anyway.
Only she’s apparently still not actually convinced of what she has to do, because as soon as they start fighting, Mali begins making excuses again and asking why, which is fine; anyone in a similar situation would probably have questions. It’s just a little odd that she keeps going back and forth between steadfast and marching towards her fate, and hesitant and questioning the entire ordeal.
It’s a fun issue, though, with some good action and interesting plot twists. The story, by Christopher Sebela, is definitely strange but also unique and cool. The art, by Claire Roe, is vibrant and helps define the world they live in, making a relatively ordinary city street into an epic battleground.
If you’ve been following the story of Welcome Back since the beginning, then you’ll definitely want to check out issue #4. If you haven’t, then you should probably consider it. It’s full of fun, offbeat action, fantasy, and adventure that’s definitely different from other comics out there. It can be a little uneven at times and not always the easiest to keep up with, but it’s a lot of fun and definitely worth a read.