Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Deathbed #6 Review


It's A Tweest!



Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia, and Deron Bennett
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 18, 2018

Well, it's been a hell of a ride. We've finally reached the final issue of Joshua Williamson's wacky, crazy adventure through the life of Antonio Luna. I have had some fun with the series for the most part, and I have absolutely no idea where this final issue is going to go from here. I'm excited to see how the story gets wrapped up, so let's jump in and give it a go.


Explain It!

Once again, this issue picks up directly in line with where the previous one ended, and it doesn't waste any time moving forward from there.  Antonio and Val are on the moon, and they are finally ready to find out who has been behind these mysterious killings. The reveal is something that I definitely did not see coming, and it just keeps taking some twists and turns from there. This killer is obviously someone that has a connection to Luna, but I wasn't expecting it to go this route.

I did have just as much fun with this issue as I did the previous five, but I didn't think the dialogue was quite as strong as it has been. Each issue usually has one or two moments for me to chuckle at, with a few others that at least caused a strong exhale. But this issue seemed just a tad rushed to get to the twist at the end. The killer that has been wreaking havoc in Luna's life is nigh insufferable, to the point that I'm glad they were only around for one issue. That being said, Luna and Val's story comes to a close in an interesting way and Val is as awesome of a character as ever.

While I thought the art had been on a steady decline since the beginning, this issue picked back up. I don't know that I'll ever love Riley Rossmo's style, but it works pretty well with this story. I like the character designs and sometimes the funny moments come from the art itself. Ivan Plascencia's colors have been strong throughout, and they were at a peak in this issue. The color tones really made the variety of settings easy to distinguish and kept things in check.

Overall, this series isn't groundbreaking and I don't think it will blow anyone away with a deep, underlying meaning. That being said, it is a lot of fun and you really never know what is going to come next. With a lot of comics being bleak and dark, this is something I would like to see a little bit more of to shift the mood. Simply put, this was a solid ending to another solid series from Vertigo.

Bits and Pieces

This series has been all about insane fun since the beginning, and that continues here in its final issue. If you've been enjoying the series so far, this one feels like a pretty satisfying conclusion. If you haven't picked it up and are considering giving it a shot, it's well worth a read. It's not the deepest story out there, but it is enjoyable and a breath of fresh air in an industry that seems to be going more and more towards the dark end of the spectrum.


8.5/10

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