Black Cloud #2 Review
Doors of Eden: Closed
Things are looking stranger than ever as Zelda Barrett can’t get her way back to the fantasy world. With little memory to go on, Barrett slowly pieces together whom might be responsible for her exile, a man named Frank. In order to please “The Old-Fathers”, Frank delegates whom and what can be accessed to this fantasy world. For now, Barrett is on her own with confusion and loneliness as companions. Elsewhere, pressure forces the mayor to reconsider taking back his parental mistake. Can Zelda piece together the chain of events that cause her to be banished? There’s one person who might be able to help her, but will they? Now review on Black Cloud issue #2.
Artwork (5 out of 5)
Like looking at Where’s Waldo book, each panel is full of something to gaze your eyes upon. Greg Hinkle is amazing with ordinary things we see in great detail. And let us not forget scenes where the fantasy world is drawn, it leaves one in awestruck. Every panel is filled with something one can relate to as well as only the imagination can be seen. Great stuff.
Storyline (5 out of 5)
Though the character of Zelda, a once confident young crafty lady, is now shaking in disbelief as the door into that fantasy world is closed until further notice. She has the opportunity to investigate why, but she’s afraid to find out. From what I gather, it has something to do with this person called Frank. Will know in later issues.
As always, Black Cloud #2 is a well thought out comic book to read. Zelda is a hustler of the streets. She needs food and shelter in order to survive in a cold city. Her ability to open a fantasy world and be engulfed in it is her bread money. Without it, she becomes barren. I will be very interesting to see her encounter with Frank will divulge in upcoming issue. Black Cloud issue # 2 and #3 are currently available.
I’m Brian A. Madrid.