Issue by Issue – Weirdworld Vol.2 #4

Writer – Sam Humphries
Artist – Mike Del Mundo
Colours – Mike Del Mundo, Marco D’Alfonso
Letters – Cory Petit

Becca and Goleta have found themselves in a sort of candy-land type of place, one where dreams have a way of becoming truth, but not in a good way. It is pure illusion and though the two companions each have their own – Becca’s involving her mother and Goleta’s a lover, they are personally devastating which helps to shatter the trap they might have found themselves in. From there, they spend a little time in introspection until they are confronted by Skull the Slayer and the next phase of their quest. Sam Humphries continues to take Weirdworld in an exciting new direction and this issue, while light on action, is filled with character and characterization and we get to know a little more about our heroines, what drives them and a little about their pasts. The book is not all about the good guys though as Morgan Le Fey is still up to her usual tricks and riling up the Lava Men for the confrontation that is soon to come. Humphries weaves an interesting story and going along for the ride is Mike Del Mundo who continually provides some of the most exceptional and extremely crazy artwork to ever grace a Marvel book. Never have the Lava Men, Skull the Slayer or any of the familiar characters looked as good as they do here and the landscapes that all of the players find themselves in are some of the most imaginative in all of comicdom. While there was little in the way of moving the main plot forward, the book was still enjoyable and remains one of Marvel’s best books, especially now that it features Ogeode in the form of a flying cat and the book’s comedy relief.  All that is needed now is Crystar taking his rightful place as ruler of the Crystal Warriors and all will be right in the world.

3.5 out of 5

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