Saturday, December 11, 2010

Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #6

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Horacio Domingues

Simone does a terrific job of wrapping up this latest Welcome to Tranquility series.  The original got messed up by the god-awful Worldstorm crossover, and I was very happy to see the book come back without being too tied into the events in the rest of the Wildstorm universe.

This series has mostly focused on Derek, the son of Mayor Fury and the Pink Bunny.  Derek had been imprisoned for years after having attacked his girlfriend, who is now the town's sheriff.  In this issue, Derek attacks the entire town at a concert, and Sheriff Tommy and the others have to confront him.  A lot of things are cleared up in this comic, and we learn a surprising thing about Tommy at the end.

Simone is one of the best superhero writers in the business (read The Secret Six!), and I like that she was given this opportunity to create and play with her own characters and environment.  This has been one of the better Wildstorm series in recent years, and as the imprint is shut down this month, I'm pleased to see that it put out one last run that I'll remember fondly.

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