First things first, I want to clear up some outrageous speculation I made in the review of the last issue. To be clear there are no frog people. However there are frog statues in a fountain.
Now that the frog people angle has been cleared up. Its time to applaud Jorge Corona again for his wonderful storytelling.
In short form here’s what I liked:
- The cliff hanger from last issue was resolved immediately. Sometimes writers like to give a little space between issues, and that works well… when there’s not a cliff hanger. I was very glad to have it addressed from the start.
- The villain has a heavy presence in the series, but so far hasn’t been very visible. I imagine that this visibility will be increasing in the next 2 issues
- We learn next to nothing about the guides, but we are not left with nothing… there is some foreshadowing through a dream
- The villain takes some of Poe’s feathers and pins them to a map, which has his feathers pinned in various spots it (presumably places where he found them). Any way, the part I like is that the map is literally a maze.
Some other quick points:
- As predicted in the last post, someone ventured down into the sewers. It did not end well.
- Bianca’s mother returns in this issue for a brief dialogue. She seems ready to take matters into her own hands.
The ground work seems to be laid for conflicts between multiple characters and I’m looking forward to seeing how they will be resolved. This has definitely been a limited series that I’m glad I added to my pull list.
Will I read it to My Kids?
Yes, but not now. Reading comic books is pretty much a contact sport for them, so I’m going to hold off until I know the book has a chance of coming out ok.