Review: Snow Angels #4
Snow Angels #4 wraps up the first volume of the series and it ends with an emotional punch. Mae Mae and Millie struggle to survive a to-the-death battle with The Snowman! It’s a punch of a comic that brings tension and heartbreak and sets up what’s more to come.
Up until the end of last issue, we believed the world was a snowy tunnel that went on forever. There were rules that weren’t to be broken but clearly were. With this issue, so much of that comes shattering down as one chapter closes and a whole new adventure begins.
It’s interesting to read what writer Jeff Lemire has set up in the first four issues. Taken together, they feel like a prologue in so many ways. They’re the initial introduction to the world and characters before the real adventure begins. And Snow Angels #4 does that kick-off in an excellent way.
Lemire delivers a mix of action, suspense, reveals, and emotion in the issue that feels like a perfect final chapter for this volume of the series. The issue is touching and leaves readers in a way both fearful and excited for what’s to come and what we have yet to discover and explore.
Jock continues to impress with the art. Along with lettering by Steve Wands, the art delivers the punch to Lemire’s story. Snow Angels #4 continues the bleak frozen world full of whites, blues, and grays but its action is punctuated by reds. Blood flows on the backdrop of the frozen world delivering a focus on the brutality of what’s happening.
Snow Angels #4 continues the slow build of the series but by the end, the issue feels like the real beginning. Everything up to this point is prologue and now, much like Mae Mae and Millie, we’re left to a story of discovery attempting to leave behind the terror stalking the previous pages.
Story: Jeff Lemire Art: Jock Letterer: Steve Wands
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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