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‘Trista & Holt #14:’ Advance Comic Book Review

This is the penultimate issue of Trista & Holt, and it’s a doozy. Trista has been kidnapped and is now being driven to who knows where. The opening of this adventure is Trista’s inner monologue as she tries to figure out what has happened to her and piece together what her captors are saying.

The inner monologue is presented as a large block of text, formatted into a spiral shape, so that in order to read it coherently, you have to continue rotating the comic around. Just as you’re finally relieved to have reached the center of the spiral, you turn the page . . . only to find another spiral block of text waiting for you on the next page.

These two spirals help to reinforce the dizziness and confusion currently being experienced by Trista. Then, once we’re off-balance, we’re hit with the latest adventure which jumps back and forth in time and has a couple of sections narrated by Issy’s beloved pet cat. The entire issue is a perfectly crafted roller coaster of twists, turns, and reveals which, by the end, will leave you in a state of awe and bewilderment.

Only one issue left to go in this ’70s noir saga. I’ll be sorry to see the series end, but, at the same time, I can’t wait to see how Andrez Bergen manages to bring everything together . . .

Steven W. Alloway, Fanbase Press Contributor



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