Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Light #4

Written by Nathan Edmondson
Art by Brett Weldele

With only one issue left to go in this mini-series, it's hard to find new things to praise The Light for without repeating what I've said before.  The thing is, the book is really good.  It's a refreshing take on the disaster story - one half zombie book, one half plague book.  Think The Stand meets The Walking Dead, but set in Portland (like all good comics are these days, it seems).

In this issue, Coyle and Avery make it into the city, where Avery is convinced her mother is alive and well, and where Coyle is planning on disrupting the power grid, hopefully shutting down the way in which this disease is transmitting itself.  There is a lot of inter-personal conflict between the not so happy father and daughter, and the two brothers who the duo started to travel with are not too interested in dealing with it.  Just as things start to get intense, there are a couple major revelations, and the book shifts gears a little.

Edmondson has impressed me with his ability to keep this story fresh and original, and Weldele's art and colouring look great.  Good stuff.

No comments: