Title: The Terrifics (2018-) #4
Script: Jeff Lemire
Art: Evan Shaner
Publication Date: May 23, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: “THE GIRL FROM BGZTL”! Return with the Terrifics to the Phantom World! As our heroes continue their trek through the multiverse (dark or otherwise) to find a cure for the condition that binds them together, their journey brings them to the home planet of Phantom Girl. This is one tearful reunion you do not want to miss! Plus, a giant space squid attacks! That’s right, a giant space squid!
Four issues into this series and our heroes are still working and travelling together because they have to; because of their predicament, the team travels to Phantom Girl’s home planet so that she can reunite with her family and friends, and, as one could have guessed, the plan doesn’t go as smoothly as the Terrifics would have liked.
Most of what happens in this book is predictable; aside from the giant space squid, nothing comes as a surprise, but The Terrifics (2018-) #4 is still an entertaining issue.
Being able to write a fun and relatively light-hearted series like The Terrifics, which isn’t void of its own depth and complexity, while also working on something as dark and sinister as Gideon Falls takes great skill. Whatever Jeff Lemire sets out to do with a script, whatever effect he wishes to achieve, he accomplishes with, what feels like, relative ease. Lemire’s dialogue always feels authentic, and here, in an issue with so much character interaction, authenticity is paramount.
To nail the artwork in this series, an artist must make the most out of what they have to work with and take full advantage of the interesting characters they’re working with; in The Terrifics (2018-) #4 artist Evan Shaner does just that.
The Bottom Line:
If you’re looking for a good time, read The Terrifics (2018-) #4. Sure some of what happens is predictable, but there’s a giant space squid…