Issue: Home Sick Pilots #4
Words: Dan Watters
Art: Caspar Wijngaard
Letters: Aditya Bidikar
Design: Tom Muller
Published: March 10, 2021
Publisher’s Summary: The Home Sick Pilots are reunited—but not for long. Who else knows about the ghosts? Who is killing for them? What has been crawling out of the VHS machine at night with blood on its rewindable mind?
“That probably marks the point where the honeymoon period ended between me and the Old James House, when the shine came off the first flush of the relationship. Even then, I still tried to defend it.”
In my review of the last issue (Home Sick Pilots #3), I mentioned that the final scene left me eager to read this book–eager to taste some of the over-the-top supernatural fisticuffs that’s been teased, thus far; I’m glad to report that not only did I get what I was promised, but also that Home Sick Pilots #4 far exceeded my expectations.
Dan Watters has done a fine job in penning a script that’s as enticing as it is exciting, adding interest and depth with each turn of the page. When all Hell breaks loose, Caspar Wijngaard’s panels are dense with details that make navigating through the chaos enjoyable. Watching two supernatural foes face-off at the ol’ Dead End Video store was the highlight of my weekend…
Come issue’s end, it is made clear that another player has entered the game and the story is only getting started, yet again, leaving me eager for what’s to come. As the plot continues to thicken, I’m finding myself more and more invested in the story being told…you know, I’m reacting to this book as the creators had hoped I would.
The Bottom Line
The most intense issue, so far, Home Sick Pilots #4 is stunning; action-packed and highly entertaining, this fourth issue not only marks a massive turning point for the series but it’s a damn-near perfect comic.