In W0rldtr33 #7, we return to the original members of the W0RLDTR33 forum as they are left with Gabriel Winter’s last will and testament in a world that has undergone a significant change. It’s a race against time as everyone searches for Ellison Lane and the secret of what happened in 1999 begins to unravel. But what else is bound to happen? PH34R is still in the wind, but is she alone?
This current issue seems to serve as part of the new arc’s setup. We were missing the original members of the W0RLDTR33 forum in the last issue, focusing instead on the new characters thrust into PH34R’s path. If it wasn’t clear before, it’s slowly becoming apparent that Special Agent Silk may soon begin taking a more centralized role in the series.
Writer James Tynion IV may be playing the long game with this series, but is it at the stake of the momentum? He’s absolutely earned our trust as readers, as he has time and again proven himself a capable storyteller. If he is taking his time and using these two issues to set everything up, then it’s safe to say there is a pretty good reason as to why.
That still doesn’t take away the sting of another mystery popping up. What happened in 1999 at Palo Alto, and how did PH34R come to be? Just some questions that Tynion (hopefully) will begin answering soon.
That’s not to take away from this issue, mind you. In fact, it’s a testament to this team’s storytelling ability in the comic book format. Fernando Blanco and Jordie Bellaire don’t miss a single step in the art and coloring department. Their art helps create the rising tension of this mystery, complementing Tynion’s story and characters.
W0rldtr33 #7 adds another mystery or two into the mix, slowly building up the tension. With players getting into position and secrets being revealed, it’s looking like things are about to begin ramping up into something we most likely won’t see coming.
Creative Team: James Tynion IV (writer, co-creator); Fernando Blanco (art, co-creator); Jordie Bellaire (colors); Aditya Bidikar (letters); Steve Foxe (editor); Dylan Todd (designer)
Publisher: Image Comics
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