Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s I now know I was a witness to some very interesting cultural events of the 20th century. Some of these milestones have become footprints for different novels and movies throughout the years. I didn’t know the historical significance of the Berlin Wall until I watched Bridge of Spies. My frame of reference is when I watched it on television being torn down and the screenshots of it in that old Scorpions music video.
Another historical event that still has a large imprint on our culture at large is the OJ Simpson case. The case itself spoke largely of how America dealt with race and class and how slow the progress has been since. Whatever your opinion is everyone felt a certain way about the man and what possibly did. In the final issue of Campaigners, we find Kydra about to be executed with no hope in sight.
We find the nation coming to grips with the sentence Kydra is a bout to face and protests erupting everywhere. This prompts the President to take effective measures to address what the fallout may be from this. We also find Kydra’s father dealing with her coming demise as she tries to console her and her friend, Bee, who feels it’s her fault.
Overall, an excellent series which asks some hard questions about freedom of speech and its limits. The story by Brendan Hykes is smartly written and entertaining. The art by MJ Barros and Sean Rinehart is gorgeous. Altogether, a series which is deeper than one would see at first glance, as it challenges the reader in the best way possible.
Story: Brendan Hykes Art: MJ Barros and Sean Rinehart
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy