Green Valley #9 Review

Max Landis’s fantasy tale about time travel comes to a dramatic conclusion. 

Writer: Max Landis

Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli

Colourist: Jean-Francois Beaulieu

If you gave a reader this issue of Green Valley then had them read the first issue their mind would melt. The journey these characters have went on is incredible. It’s almost comical how much has changed in these nine issues.

Max Landis writes characters. He knows how to make a narrative arc. If you like his other work or not, it can’t be denied that his characters often go through dramatic changes and develop over their narratives.

The same happens here. It’s only been nine issues but I have an understanding of who each of the Knights of Kelodia are. That said, this issue feels slightly rushed, as it blasts through all the final action sequences to arrive at the end of the arcs.

While enjoyable, the speed at which this issue goes through all the major action set pieces the series has been developing towards makes this final issue feel a little lacklustre.

As a series it’s been great and I’m sure this story will benefit the trade format. Even if it’s a fast paced issue, there’s plenty of emotion, especially towards the end. The ending feels a little convenient for me but as I said, as a series it’s still very good.

Artwork again is fantastic with Camuncoli being given some stunning panel layouts to play with. Colours by Beaulieu stood out to me, with oranges and blues dominating the issue.

If you can, read this story. Be it by issue or trade it’s more than worthy of picking up.

Recommendation: pick up the issue – or – wait for the trade if you’ve missed this series.

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Author: Alex

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

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