Winnebago Graveyard #4 – Chaos and Mayhem
Script by Steve Niles
Art and design by Alison Sampson
Color art by Stephane Paitreau
Lettering by Aditya Bidikar
Published by Image Comics Inc.
The stakes are higher than ever after the monster killed Dan. How will they escape their predicament? Christine and Bobby are hunted and tracked all over the graveyard but they have a plan. A plan involving fire and death. But will they succeed? Will they finally escape the clutches of these satanists and the monster roaming the hills wanting to sacrifice them? And if they do… what will come next?
This is the final edition of Winnebago Graveyard and as you see, you start off with a mountain of questions. Mine was, how will this story come to an end? But I ended up with confusion as I yet have to figure out how the opening sequence of the first issue relates to the outcome in the final issue. I might have to read it once more. The end is abrupt as well, leaving you with additional questions. It’s not that it is a bad end at all, it is just one that leaves you wondering what the next part of the ordeal will be like. It fits the story well, after all it was a mysterious and creepy story to begin with. I feel that if you are offered all the answers on a platter it takes away the rumination in your mind to figure things out. It went from a great summertime read to one that is perfect leading up to Halloween. Overall I enjoyed the story and liked being pulled into the fray and excitement.
The comic comes again with a nice bonus selection. There is a small essay by Casey Gilly, which is as always a very interesting read, additional artwork, letters from fans, and an essay by Sarah Horrocks.
The art by Alison Sampson continues to be the leitmotiv in this story pulling you deeper into the action and the story. Vivid colors and sharp accents really accentuate the story.
I will keep on recommending this story as a must for all who love the bizarre and the unknown. It was a great ride and I am happy I was invited along.