Things take a sharp turn in Hairball #4 as the mysteries between the black cat Bestie and its sinister ways seem to be linked to an ancient Egyptian past.
Writer Matt Kindt wraps up the series in Hairball #4 with so many questions left unanswered and a lot of wtf moments. The series has been about a girl terrorized by a cat who seems to want to harm those around her and also seems like it can’t be killed. The series has come together with weirdness that isn’t explained in a finale that creates even more questions.
The series would have you believe the cat is somehow tied to ancient Egypt and gods but left unanswered is what is up with the worm things, the mark is sort of answered, and just generally why it has gone about its reign of terror. There’s something about protection but all we’ve seen is a cat that drives people to harm others before tragedy befalls themselves. It’s all rather convoluted in a way.
Still, Tyler Jenkins‘ art with lettering by Tyler and color by Hilary Jenkins continues a beautiful yet unnerving style. There’s an interesting look to the comic where even the most benign moment still comes off as slightly disturbing. It’s a perfect combination of visuals and the story itself.
Hairball #4 is a rather frustrating finale. It hints at some answers to what’s going on while others feel like they’re out of left field leaving us to wonder if our narrator is really just out of her mind. It leaves things almost too open ended and up for interpretation that’ll leave some readers unsatisfied after such a solid build up.
Story: Matt Kindt Art: Tyler Jenkins
Letterer: Tyler Jenkins Color: Hilary Jenkins
Story: 7.05 Art: 8.1 Overall: 7.15 Recommendation: Read
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