Title: Elsewhere #8
Writer: Jay Faerber
Artist/ Cover: Sumeyye Kesgin, Ron Riley
Publication Date: July 11, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: “Amelia Earhart and D.B. Cooper face their moment of truth.”
Amelia Earhart and D.B. Cooper have finally gone through the portal and returned to Earth, but life is very different than they expected. For Amelia, her family and friends are no longer living, and 2018 is a strange place. But things are not quite right with where Amelia and D.B. came through the portal, and while the pair aren’t prisoners, they also aren’t free to leave the base at the other end of the portal. What are they hiding? And how are Amelia and D.B supposed to adjust to modern life?
Resolutions are often bittersweet. Picking up from where the previous issue left off, Amelia and D.B. arrive back on Earth to find that they are not returned to their time and are now detained in some kind of government facility. On top of that, there is something very suspicious going on. In this issue Faerber plays with government conspiracy, something that has only been subtly hinted at up until this issue. Then just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, Faeber throws a major curve ball that changes everything for Amelia and D.B.. Now the pair has a new purpose. As things start to heat up, the two make a great escape before the issue comes to a close, in a fiery blaze. Unfortunately, this is the final issue of the series, but Faerber finds a way to tie up loose ends and close out our heroes quests. As Faerber closes longstanding loose ends, he leaves possibilities for future issues open should the series ever get picked up again.
Sumeyye Kesgin and Ron Riley are constant to the last page. Their world is colorful and detailed, with unique character representation. Even though the series is over, the eight issue run is a complete story. Kesgin and Riley really work to bring everything together, seamlessly transitioning between panels at the government facility on Earth to scenes on Korvath. Their art really brings like to Korvath, making Amelia and D.B. final action a relatable decision.
The Bottom Line:
I’m sad to see Elsewhere end, however, Faerber does a good job concluding the series early. Kesgin and Riley’s art remains consistent to the last panel, giving readers their final glimpse of Korvath.