KISS #6 – Review
Writer – Amy Chu
Art – Kewber Baal
Cover: Lucio Parrillo, Charles Wilson III
Colors – Schimerys Baal
Publisher – Dynamite comics
Blackwell’s secret is out and it’s up to the kids to save everyone before it’s too late.
Amy Chu continues to do an amazing job at giving us a KISS story without KISS being physically present.
This issue allows recent revelations to sink in. This approach makes the events seem to flow naturally in this issue with some great pacing. The pacing is slow, however that’s exactly how it should be, as Amy sets up the new arc.
Amy does an impressive job at giving this issue a more human element. This aspect of the characters is developed and explored more in this issue than any other. The way these characters interact feel real due to Amy giving the characters a full personality.
This keeps the investment in the characters alive while understanding them better. She does a brilliant job at keeping the tone light even during the dark moments.
This balance of tone is hard to get right, however Amy does it with ease. The tones lifted thanks to the always present lyrics. This element has now become a necessity in every issue. They not only set the tone but are integrated and progress the story along.
Amy manages to make the four main protagonists feel isolated on a craft that holds 2,000,000 people. This proves that Amy’s the best at what she does.
Kewber’s art is on point in this KISS #6. There is a variety of dynamic angles used that enhance the page. His art in this series has mostly been character based but in this issue, he’s found the perfect balance between character and backgrounds.
The motion and emotion of his characters are perfect. They tell a story on their own which is what you want the art to do. The backgrounds are detailed and give scenes added context.
Baal’s Splash pages are brilliantly drawn and give the scenes that added punch.
Schimerys colors are beautiful in this issue. They work so well at enhancing Kewber’s art and adding the fun and dram to the story.
Issue 6 is a great read with plenty of emotion and development. The interior art is brilliant and the cover is simply breath taking.