Review: Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #5


Trapped in the twisted grip of the Asquith sisters, Dancy and Maisie have resigned themselves to certain fate—but even as the end approaches, Dancy uncovers a horrifying secret that could shake her entire world to its core!

Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #5 is the final issue of this strange, and at times just plain weird mini-series. For some frustrating reason, this final issue reveals why Dancy was resurrected. Oddly enough that leaves her more bitter than she already was, as the bird finds a way to save her. Downside in saving her, by turning the enemy of my enemy is my friend idea into a double crossing reality.

Like the previous issues, the art is superb even if the world seems to grow some in this issue. The story of the reason of why Dancy was resurrected is extremely well done, showcasing the strange past of the supernatural world.  While the final few pages are much more tragic in tone as Dancy’s lover dies, showcasing the true power Dancy has buried within her.

Story: Caitlin R. Kiernan Art: Daniel Warren Johnson
Story: 8 Art: 9 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review