Saturday, December 19, 2009

Air #16

Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by MK Perker

This is a very good, if not momentous, issue of Air. Wilson chooses to focus this month on the relationship between Blythe and Zayn, as Amelia Earhart tracks him down and brings him to her bedside, while she is suffering the effects of withdrawal from her medication.

While this issue doesn't advance the hyperprax plotline, it does reveal a few interesting things about the central characters. We get some understanding of why Zayn has been so cold towards Blythe, and Blythe is visited by a few different hallucinations. It's interesting that one of the people she sees is Luc, the boy from issue #10.

As usual with this comic, McLuhan-esque statements like "The map is the territory" get tossed around, and I'm hoping that this will start to make more sense as the title progresses. The notion that Blythe is addicted to iconography, as well as pills, is an interesting one.

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