Review: A Dark Interlude #2 (Vault Comics)

Writer: Ryan O’Sullivan
Artist: Andrea Mutti 
Colorist
: Vladimir Popov
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel
Cover: Ariela Kirstantina
On Sale: 12/23/2020 

We return to the Fearscape at a difficult and perplexing time confused about what lays ahead for our Hero, The Muse and poor Henry Henry.

PLOT AND STORY

Reading A Dark Interlude feels very much the same as when I read Fearscape. I find myself baffled by the running 4th wall breaking commentary and wonder if I’m not intelligent enough to understand exactly what’s going on. Ryan O’Sullivan can write a great story and I can’t help thinking these comics would have worked really well as a novel. Reading this reminds of how I feel reading a Marcel Proust or Philip K Dick story, confused, lost, questioning everything but finding it absolutely brilliant. 

By the end of issue #2 I feel I understand what’s at stake, I know there are some big moves to happen and I can’t wait to see them unravel. This comic really makes you think about the story and the characters and isn’t a simple action, action, action superhero comic making it refreshing and unique.

ART

Andrea Mutti and Vladamir Popov once again bringing these amazingly creative characters to life. I think I said it in my first issue review that the art takes a secondary role in this series because it’s all about the story and the words but that isn’t to say the artwork is still very unique and a great fit to the story. 

The Hero character still stands out for me as an amazing looking character and is my highlight on every page he features.

Andworld Design possibly had the hardest job this issue with the sheer volume of words per page and does a fantastic job working them all in.

FINAL THOUGHTS

A Dark Interlude continues to be a complex comic which I think readers will either love or hate. It makes you think about everything being said and completely sucks you into the world of fantasy and mystery and that’s exactly why I love it.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Vault Comics and received no incentive to review this comic.

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