Writer: Christopher Cantwell
Artist: Martin Morazzo
Colors: Miroslav Mrva
Lettering: Clem Robins
Cover: Martin Morazzo
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics/Berger Books
Impossibly, these books just keep getting better. While I’m excited for the conclusion in the final issue, I also don’t want them to end. The characters are so intriguing and I’m definitely hooked on the plot and the art, both. I’m blown away by the sheer quality of the storytelling; it really makes me look at other books more critically, most of which pale in comparison to She Could Fly.
Luna encounters Bill and Verna in this issue, bringing together the main characters after showing us both of their storylines in the first couple of issues. I’m not sure I fully buy all of their interactions: mostly, sure, but it seemed a bit of a stretch here and there. It didn’t detract from reading the book for me, though. The characters are all very well fleshed out and three dimensional, even the secondary or tertiary characters.
As in previous comics, the dialogue was spot on, the scenes were all powerful, sometimes quietly so and sometimes eardrum-blasting loudly powerful. I am impressed with the lack of narration here. It’s definitely something that other creators should study carefully when crafting their own works. The pacing switches speeds effortlessly, though some transitions take me a bit more to get used to than others. I really am taken with the way the mundane and the out of the ordinary combine for such an effective and meaningful story.
The art is fantastic and hard to describe. At certain times, the anatomy of some of the figures seems slightly off, but this just adds to the sense of the world being slightly off as well. I think that any other style of art just wouldn’t work well with this story, so Cantwell and Morazzo are a brilliant pairing. I hope after the end of this book, they continue to create together.