Title: Sea of Stars #4
Written by: Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum
Art: Stephen Green
Published: October 2, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: “LOST IN THE WILDS OF HEAVEN,” Part Four Kadyn is finally waking up to the fact that he’s lost in space… and that his only hope is a star-spanning shaman named Dalla. Can she help train him to harness his burgeoning powers—or at least keep him from feeling so homesick?
Seas of Stars #4 continues the epic father-and-son space opera with some exciting developments in its dynamic story. Kadyn’s story about discovering his powers perfectly balances with his father’s quest for survival, and the dual protagonist setup has never felt so balanced as it does in this issue. Both characters experience highs and lows, each of them motivated solely by a digital reminder of the other: a bleeping signal on Gil’s helmet, and Kadyn replaying his father’s last message over and over. Aaron and Hallum have all sides of their story tuned to perfection.
The art is, as always, spectacular. The use of color in Stephen Green’s excellence with this series has always been a visual feast, but seeing the cool blues and silvers of Kadyn’s half of the story set against the hot greens and oranges of Gil’s expands the characterization and tone of their respective halves. This whole saga feels like two halves coming together, and it’s a ride everyone should be on.
The Bottom Line:
Sea of Stars #4 continues the adventure in a dazzling array of new characters, dramatic developments, and connecting one of the most touching sci-fi stories in recent memory.