Rating: 4 stars
I couldn’t resist buying the next trade paperback in this series, after gobbling up volumes 1-3 last week.
This grouping of six stories didn’t feel as strong in terms of plot development as the previous three trades, but what I liked most about it was the silent fourth chapter (issue 21) and Mr Tyler Crook’s illustration of the sixth chapter (issue 23).
The six issues gathered in volume four do move the story on, of course, but it didn’t feel as fast paced as what had gone before. I suppose all good stories need lulls in the action to allow more nuanced aspects of the story to develop. There were a couple of very interesting developments that needed a little quiet to sink in. Bunn’s writing is as good as ever and, while I liked the change in style brought by Crook, I prefer Hurtt’s illustrations in the context of this story. The faces Crook gives to the characters are too cuddly!