Review: I Walk With Monsters #5 (Vault Comics)

Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Sally Cantirino
Colorist: Dearbhla Kelly
Letterer: Andworld
Designer: Tim Daniel 
On Sale: 21st April 2021

When you get to the heart of darkness, what if you hesitate?

PLOT AND STORY

When Jacey finally confronts the important man her whole past comes flushing back to haunt her and throws all her plans out the window. Paul Cornell has created such an emotionally charged series and this issue takes it over the edge. Everything we have been building towards, everything I have been hoping for has just been thrown up in the air and now I don’t know what to think as we head into the final issue next month. That, that is fantastic writing.

ARTWORK 

Just like with the writing the art in this issue is packed incredibly emotionally charged. Artist Sally Cantrino draws multiple close up panels of Janey and we can beautifully see the anguish and pain she is feeling. 

The one thing that creeped me out the most about this issue was a couple of pages at the start when we finally saw the important man’s face. This guy is creepy and I do not trust him no matter how nice he might pretend to be. I find Dearbhla Kelly did an amazing job with the colouring, especially with the darkness and shading around the characters which amplifies their emotions and persona.

It’s nice to see letterer Andworld Design complete the team giving the series a consistent team for every issue.

FINAL THOUGHTS 

I Walk With Monsters has been a very emotional and real story while flirting with the world of fantasy and as the penultimate issue comes to an end I’m thrown as to how it will all end. An incredibly clever story with a mighty twist in this issue mixed with lovely artwork shows how this series looks to be going out on a high. 

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Vault Comics and received no incentive to review this comic. All images and art work are courtesy of Vault comics and their respective owners.

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