Review: Kahlil #8 Mountains

Family is always a complicated matter, even if you have a good relationship with yours. It can be fractured like many are, where you don’t get along because you are so much alike. It can be the type where you lose contact over something frivolous over inheritances. Then there are those who are close no matter what.

When there are different circumstances in families, these things are a bit more complicated. Like if there is biological and adoptive parents involved, as both have a certain stake in the child.  These things can play out very much like a Korean drama. In this issue of Kahlil, he meets his birth father for the first time through a hologram, and has a lot to contend with.

We find Kahlil’s father, the one who raised him, standing by Kahlil despite this new-found truth. Kahlil, must find a crystal which carries secrets from Krypton, and will be the building blocks to what he will become. We also catch up with Lina, as she grapples with who Kahlil really is and this hidden truth, where she lives. By issue’s end, Jor-El, begins his training of Kahlil, where his life never be the same.

Overall, a great installment that continues to connect to its aspirational source. The story by Kumail Rizvi proves he is a storytelling virtuoso. The art by Rizvi is stunning. Altogether, another solid issue that proves Rizvi is a game changer.

Story: Kumail Rizvi Art: Kumail Rizvi
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy