Review: Crossover #6 (Image Comics)

Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Geoff Shaw
Colorist: Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: John J. Hill
On Sale: 28th April 2021

It’s the conclusion to volume 1 ‘Kids Love Chains’ and it’s full of cameos.

PLOT AND STORY 

We have spent 5 issues building up to this moment, Ellie, Ryan and Otto have taken their little comic book friend back to the dome but what is waiting on the other side is like nothing you could imagine.

Donny Cates has pulled in some serious favours for this issue as it’s packed full of famous comic book characters which gave me a huge grin on my face every time I turned a page. Just when you think the story is done Cates then drops a huge bombshell on us at the end opening up endless possibilities for when it returns. 

The great thing about the dialogue in this series is the use of bad language. Donny Cates is a master of graphic comics but what he does so well is the way his swear words have an impact. Rather than making every other word an F or S word simply because he can, he uses them when they really matter which adds severity or humour to the situation. It’s about timing which Cates has perfected and the only person I could compare this to would be the way Robert Kirkham did with his Walking Dead series.

ARTWORK 

Much like the story, the artwork takes things to another level in this issue. Every page is full of comic book delights. Awesome designs from Geoff Shaw, stunning colours from Dee Cunniffe with perfect lettering from John J. Hill.

This issue has a two page splash which needs to be seen to be believed because it’s filled from corner to corner with battling superheroes and villains. Imagine the Justice League fighting the Avengers fighting the X-Men and you will be close to the sheer magnitude of this splash. People say seeing is believing and never has that been more true than with this issue.

FINAL THOUGHTS 

A perfect conclusion to volume 1 of what has been a completely awesome and original series. This issue has packed in more emotion and more action than any of the previous five and leaves us on a huge cliffhanger. If this was a movie people would be losing their mind with the characters we see in this issue.

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

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