Friday, October 15, 2010

Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #4

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Horacio Domingues

I hope, when the dust from the cancellation of the Wildstorm line settles, that there will be a place at DC for another Welcome to Tranquility series.  I love Simone's stories set in this small town mostly populated by retired super-folk.  The characters are very likeable, and the setting is pretty unique.

This second series, featuring the return of Mayor Fury and the Pink Bunny's son, Derek, an incredibly powerful monster, is pretty plot-heavy, but Simone is still finding ways to make the individual issues stand out.  In this installment, there's a scene where the Bunny, waiting in the hospital for Fury, has a chat with a little girl who is reading a monster comic.  While this is happening,  the Coyote Kid is in the middle of a pitched battle with Derek, and the narration matches the little girl's comic book perfectly.  It's a neat trick.

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