Image Comics reviews 11-8-17

Redlands #4

redlands #4 cover

Issue #3 left us with a possibly dead Bridget and the introduction of the supernatural creature living within Laurent. Issue #4 begins with the witch Bo reading Salem’s Lot to her daughter Itsy and soon she gets a call about Bridget. Bridget survives the ordeal but is acting strange. Forgetting things about her job and bringing up a case that has been closed for years, Bridget could be suffering a concussion. To Dani, a woman who can see ghosts, something else is at play.

Never predictable and never boring, Redlands #4 takes a break from the bloody murder and sex in previous issues to develop more of the interpersonal relationships between the characters. Alice dislikes Bo’s daughter Itsy but implies that the young girl is more than what she appears. Bo is shown as a protective and attentive mother as she shows the alluring qualities of horror fiction and film to her daughter. Interestingly enough, subtle juxtaposition is at work later with Bridget and Stephen King’s ‘It’ which makes the writing skills of Jordie Bellaire and the art of Vanesa Del Rey solidified as a force to be reckoned with.

I am still very much intrigued with this comic series and will try to wait patiently for the next issue’s release on December 20th. — Pierre Brown

Rating: 10 out of 10

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