Review: Campaigners #4

Campaigners #4

One of the most important stories in recent memory were the Mirabal Sisters. For those uninitiated, they were a family of sisters who defied the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic during the 1960s. They were ultimately killed for their attempt to overthrow the government. They would eventually become national martyrs for their bravery. A book by Julia Alvarez called In The Time Of Butterflies has fans worldwide and immortalized these women.

They became symbols for fighting injustice everywhere. They made the ultimate sacrifice in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity. It’s easy to be verbose when angered or provoked but very rarely does one act. Actions like what the Mirabal sisters took takes courage and faith and is more than most people are willing to sacrifice. In the fourth issue of Campaigners, Kydra gets arrested for her part in the protest as her moment of truth is here. Is that the only reason that she was detained?

We find the President ruminating on why his staff has detained Kydra for sedition, and what it might mean for his public image. We also find Kydra getting a visit from her father, who feels as though he has failed his daughter.  Unfortunately, their visit gets cut short, as the President meets her face to face, trying to press her to take a deal which would mean no death penalty but Bee urges her to stand up for her rights.

Overall, it’s a thought provoking issue that gets to the heart of the series and questions what any one person really stands for. The story by
Brendan Hykes is riveting and intelligent. The art by MJ Barros and Sean Rinehart is elegant and sharp. Altogether, it’s an excellent penultimate issue that brings readers to the precipice of the real questions the creators have been asking all along.

Story: Brendan Hykes Art: MJ Barros and Sean Rinehart
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy