The Gang Is Up To All Sorts Of Hell In Afterlift #4
Trying not to get too spoilery over this, but this issue finds our party going straight to hell – literally. They are in hell, and now have to deal with Lucifer and a whole gaggle of demons. Twyzel and Dumu go at it with Janice being in the wrong spot at the wrong time. Things are just going wrong all over. And where the Hell did Suzanna run off to?
I guess the easiest thing to feel about this is that Chip Zdarsky’s work, in general, always seems different and he’s not nailed down to one type of comical content. This issue seemed to pick up the stakes and offer some good storytelling. If there’s anything that bugged me about this from that standpoint, it would be that Lucifer probably has some of the goofiest-sounding dialogue. Okay, it’s not all fire and brimstone and whatnot, but I thought it was a bit wonky. Oh well.
I like Jason Loo’s art. For me, his art style fits this story. And where maybe he’s not as detailed as some artists, I think the coloring does add quite a bit to the look, not just in the obvious way. Paris Alleyne’s colors and Aditya Bidikar’s letters help finish the product. The Comixology books do have a really stellar look and feel to them and while I’ve been familiar with the writers on their titles, I’ve been quite impressed with the visuals.
Overall, a pretty decent issue that’s not exactly my cup of tea, but I can see what people like in it. While I enjoy Chip’s Daredevil work more at the moment, I can appreciate that he’s not looking to just be another comic writer who only knows about superheroes.