Review: Kahlil Chapter 7: Our Last Day as Children
Loss of innocence I something that has been examined as long as people wondered about the beauty of youth. The best analogy for the loss of innocence to me, is when I saw the Santa Clause for the first time. There is metaphor for this with in the whole film series, where onl kids who still believe can see Tim Allen as Santa Claus. I was still young enough when I saw the movie, to understand what his son in the movie felt when he saw him.
Years later, when I saw those movies with my daughters, I became the pragmatic person his son would become in the later movies, as he truly lost innocence, no longer a child. As we grow up, these things become less magical, as we look for things more tangible. Within the superhero realm, the loss of innocence is more abrupt for them than us normal human beings. In this issue of Kahlil, we see how his father struggled with not only raising a son but one with superpowers and how his years of studying engineering made it even harder to comprehend.
We find Kahlil’s father, finding a holographic recording intended for Kahlil which gives him some guidance. We also catch up with Kahlil, as he has no idea to tell Lina that he likes the way he feels. She wants to know what exactly happened in Karachi, and how was he able to do what he did. By issue’s end, Kahlil’s father introduces Kahlil and Lina to Jor-El, Kahlil’s biological alien father.
Overall, a great installment that mixes, humor, teen angst, and mythology making into a great story. The story by Kumail Rizvi elevates in this issue, as his nod to the source material, with Jor-El is pure genius. The art by Rizvi is gorgeous. Altogether, another solid issue that continues to thrill.
Story: Kumail Rizvi Art: Kumail Rizvi
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy