Piper and Frances try bonding – Long Lost #2 review
Writer – Matthew Erman
Art – Lisa Sterle
Publisher – Scout comics
Piper & Frances have an unwelcome guest that results in some awkward boning time.
Long Lost issue 2 is a fun read where stuff happens but nothing happens. Issue 2 stays in two locations however, Matthew keeps the plot interesting and readers engaged. After the weirdness, introduced in issue one Erman leaves issue 2 to develop Long Lost’s protagonists & the more normal elements.
The character development, in this issue is fantastic. Piper and Frances relationship is like a rollercoaster that never knows when to stop. They are both characters with complex pasts which Erman plays with effectively. Piper’s relationship with her sister’s well established throughout this issue without going into too much deal which is a brilliant technique to use in Long Lost.
The overall plot of Long Lost is still to full materialise, however the current path this tale is one is gripping and full of suspense. The plot to issue two, is simple but Matthew uses that to create a truly eerie & suspense filled issue about two sisters reconnecting.
Tone in a horror comic is hard to achieve with good results however, Matthew does that with ease, with his dialogue. Although the eerie tone is also thanks to the beautiful art by Lisa.
Lisa is a fantastic artist, and Long Lost #2 is another example of her talent. Her decision to go monotone aids in the unsettling atmosphere and eerie feel Long Lost gives off. Lisa’s style has a manga influence resulting in the art having a visual appeal unique from the other comic on the shelves.
Character designs are wonderful, Piper and Frances are packed with energy and their emotions are superbly drawn. The background designs add flare and variety to the issue. The end results being visually stunning to look at.
Long Lost issue 2 overall is a brilliant second issue and addition to the horror genre. Matthew and Lisa work together perfectly to produce an enjoyable story with promise. Issue 3 of Long Lost’s bond to get better. If you’re not reading this I highly recommend you do.