Hinterkind #13- Now this issue is a surprise! Taking a break from the current storyline, writer Ian Edginton decides to move the story backward, 18 months before infection. Yes, it seems Edginton is going to give us a story showing how humanity lost the world and how the various fantasy races took over. The idea of showing how an apocalypse happened is a tempting one but truth be told; I found it less than interesting. We see how the Sidhe Queen was the main cause of the apocalypse by designing and manufacturing a virus targeted against humans. Sorry but a takeover by fantasy creatures based on a virus cooked up in a medical lab? I was kind of hoping for something more original and unique than that. Don't get me wrong, the issue was good but the "super-virus" idea is neither new or original. Considering how unique Hinterkind has been so far, I was hoping for better.
Rai #5- After too long of a wait, Rai is back and I do mean BACK! The tension in the issue goes through the roof as the various parties of Japan reluctantly comes together to go up against Father. Writer Matt Kindt and artist Clayton Crain gave us a tight story backed by gorgeous art actually made the long wait worth it. Bring on the next issue!