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Issue by Issue – Weirdworld Vol.2 #6

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

The saga of Weirdworld comes to a close with this issue and while it was a good story overall, it leaves things unfinished which is never a good thing. Most of the issue sees Becca having a talk with a Morgan le Fay after she comes to that is and it is as compelling a scene as any that has been featured in this book. Morgan explains to our heroine just why it is that she needs the Wuxian Seed and in turn, Morgan listens to Becca’s plight and offers to help in return for the mystical artifact. Things turn sour though because Morgan is a villain at heart and with a little help from Goleta and Catbeast, who is really the wizard Ogeode, they manage to drive Morgan off though not before seemingly destroying the Wuxian Seed. Mike Del Mundo and Sam Humphries wrap up their Weirdworld story in the only way they could – with a bit of a happy ending and many unfinished plotlines. Like all things, the book’s continuation relied upon the almighty dollar and there were simply not enough readers to warrant its continued existence, but it is hopeful that at some point, the story of Becca and Morgan Le Fay gets its conclusion somewhere, sometime. It was not simply Morgan and Becca whose story needed to be finished though, as there was also Skull the Slayer, Crystar, the Lava Men, Jennifer Kale, Arkon, Goleta and the newly revealed Infinity Stone. One also has to note that it is referred to as a ‘stone’ and not a gem. Whether it is because things are a little different on Weirdworld or this is a case of the cinematic universe coming into play will never be answered, and it is a bit of shame that the story being told will never have a definite conclusion. The artwork by Del Mundo was as beautiful as ever and as a whole, Weirdworld has been one of the most visually stunning books that Marvel has ever put out. It is a sad thing to see a book come to a premature end, the creators unable to finish what they set out to do. At the very least, Humphries was able to end it on a somewhat happy note, but it would have been nice to see where he would have taken it if it had lasted longer.

4 out of 5

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