Green Valley #8 Review

Things are heating up. Can Gulliver live up to his name? What will Bertwald do? Can Ralphus help? It all heads towards a dramatic conclusion.

Writer: Max Landis

Artist: Giuseppe Camoncoli

Colourist: Jean-Francois Beaulieu

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Things are certainly coming together now. It’s funny to consider what happened in issue one compared to this. What began as a fairly innocuous fantasy story rooted in reality now has dinosaurs and time travel. And it’s great.

Max Landis if anything can write good characters. That’s on show here. This isn’t about the silliness, it’s about the characters. In only eight issues I feel like I know who Gulliver, Bertwald and Ralphus are. It’s not often that a new comic writer can achieve that.

By no means am I suggesting that characters are all Landis can write. The action here is phenomenal. There is a medieval knight fighting a T-Rex. There are two knights having a duel in a time machine. It’s fantastic.

Camuncoli has developed an entire portfolio through this series (not that he needed one). Each issue surprises me with what he draws. As said, Landis has given him some pretty crazy things to draw this issue. And he lends so much style to this story. Likewise with colourer Jean-Francois Beaulieu. The colours give the story a vividness. The contrasts throughout the issue are beautiful.

Recommendation: pick up this issue

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Author: Alex

I review comics and books. I also take issue with a lot of things.

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