Review: I Walk With Monsters #6 (Vault Comics)

Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Sally Cantirino 
Colorist: Dearbhla Kelly
Letterer: Andworld
Designer: Tim Daniel 
On Sale: 19th May 2021

All is lost. Jacey failed to take her revenge. Of course she did. So what does she have left?

PLOT AND STORY 

The final issue is here and what a ride we have been on with Jacey and David. This has been an emotionally charged story steeped in revenge, redemption and overcoming your fears. Paul Cornell crafted a beautiful tale while tackling a difficult subject matter and finishing with a very powerful issue. 

As predicted a showdown with the important man was saved for the final issue and what a showdown it was. I found the way in which this issue concluded was very clever, unpredictable and provided some touching moments as well as some very dark scenes.

ARTWORK 

Artist Sally Cantrino has drawn an absolutely beautiful comic series here with her own unique style. I feel every expression and every feeling on the characters faces while being stunned and in awe of the harrowing and scary monster scenes. I believe Dearbhla Kelly made the perfect partner for Cantrino’s art with soft and well shaded colours.

The stand out pages in this issue are towards the end when Jacey and David go into battle with the important man. The monstrous scenes are incredibly eye catching and give the comic something different we have been waiting for but like nothing you would expect.

Andworld Design has done a great job as always on lettering duties. The pages mentioned above are also the stand out lettering in this issue as the text shifts to a white letter and black bubble which elevates the severity of the situation. 

FINAL THOUGHTS 

I Walk With Monsters has a dual meaning which only really hit me when reading this final issue. Jacey physically walks alongside David who turns into a monster but the biggest monsters she walks with are the ones in her head, the ones that she might never lose. This has been a wonderful series and the final issue proved to be the perfect conclusion. I think this series will be a great read for people when it gets a collected trade paperback release. 

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

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