Saturday, October 24, 2009

Air #14

Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by MK Perker

The 'Pureland' arc is allowing Wilson to play with her theories about symbolism in a more practical way that previous arcs permitted. Heavy Metal Jihad is an organization designed to 'give new meanings to the old symbols - to take them out of the hands of the fundies.' With this, Mohammad the Sad explains his life work, while consistently referring to fundamentalism as a virus.

Blythe learns more about Zayn, and we find out why she's been able to fly so much without having anxiety attacks. We also see that Blythe's ability to use the Hyperprax engine is increasing - she's basically become her own deus ex machina.

I've been consistently impressed with Air, and I do feel that the book is continuing to improve with each new issue.

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