Having one sister go from being hopeful until a few years prior, to dark & twisted, while the other has just come back to her senses after all these years feels right, to me; balanced, yin and yang; one coming to the surface, the other sinking deeper. It's a nice poetic turn.
And I can't wait to finally see the surface next month!
I picked up issue 1 and been keeping up with the trades. I absolutely love it. Tocchini creates such masterful flawless images. He's really managed to bring this world to life. I'd love to see his work on other stuff but Low is all I'm aware he's doing at the moment.
It is probably one of my favorite books being produced, a wonderful operatic level of family torture mixed with that glorious art - I never hear enough love for it and it really deserves it as it's fantastic.
Meeting someone halfway when you are completely wrong is only part of the journey [BatFonz, 2013]
The art is really cool, it stands out. But I'm sometimes I find myself distracted by it. Not sure how to explain it. It's not really a criticism, it's just something that happens to me while reading this comic that does not happen with others. The story is very interesting, but, if you allow me, I'm a bit concerned that it seems that now to make "new" and "good" stories (or to sell them) they need to become really really dark, Saga is a bit on the same line. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy both comics. I'm just wondering about the darkness of some comics, TV series, etc. today.
I love Tocchini's art I think it simply beautiful and perfect for this story.
In terms of darkness this is indeed a dark tale but its also fascinating that the crux of our heroines belief system is positivity and also the old 'wishes' trap, getting what you desire even by positive thinking doesn't guarantee a time-scale or that the independent pieces [e.g. her children] will be as you perceive them in your positive image. I think the premise is interesting and so far has balanced well with the blood-thirsty action, its worked well for me so far.
This was without doubt one of if not my favorite book for some time but issue #12 left me a bit concerned on the direction the story is taking, I won't spoil but I've seen way too many post apocalyptic tales where the animal life seems to of taken this same tact and it's never worked for me.
I'm still very invested in this but its a critical point in the story as I am worried that issue #12 might be the one that 'jumped the shark' - pun intended!