Undiscovered Country #4
Undiscovered Country’s fourth issue takes the series to a deeper level with a labyrinth of mysteries and secrets gradually being exposed. And what better character to start to peel back the curtain than journalist Valentina Sandoval?
As Lost was one of my all-time favorite shows, I love the nature of the flashbacks writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule have weaved into the fabric of the series. Valentina’s quest for the truth helped arm her as the group arrived in the revamped United States and it’s made her perhaps the most prepared for what they’re facing. It doesn’t hurt that her drone also doubles as a more than capable weapon either.
The Destiny Man would like some of that intel himself to learn why Aurora chose this select group that Valentina knows has absolutely no business being together. Snyder and Soule have also added some interesting twists like Daniel betraying the group and the fallout from those actions impacting the alliance with Sam.
Guiseppe Camuncoli and Daniele Orlandini’s artwork continues to be incredibly complex for this dense new America. There’s so much detail crammed into every panel, which colorist Matt Wilson showcases with smart arrangements.
So far this book hasn’t disappointed and as more of the characters get developed, I’ve little doubt this is going to end up on my best of 2020 list.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10