Alice Ever After #2
Written by Dan Panosian
Art by Giorgio Spalletta
Colors by Fabiana Mascolo
Letters by Jeff Eckleberry
The Rundown: Alice gets used to her new living situation, but the call to return to Wonderland grows stronger.
Alice has decided to stay in Wonderland and her friends in that world are happy to have her. Unfortunately, the drugs begin to ware off and Alice finds herself being held between two twin asylum custodians who threaten her before being interrupted by another patient who has decided to take Alice to meet the others.
After meeting the other patients in the facility, Alice is whisked away to pay a visit to the administrator who does not take kindly to her wanting to have a say in her treatment. That night, a new friend takes Alice to a place where she might be able to return to a place she feels safe, but her journey will be cut short by an unexpected arrival.
The Story: Panosian continues to put an interesting twist on a classic story with an issue filled with great tension, terror and adventure. I love the grounded feel of the series and how it plays with conventions of the narrative. The story puts Alice in real peril and the mystery around her in the real world is as compelling as her desire to return to Wonderland.
The Art: Spalletta delivers some beautiful imagery in this issue. The contrast in styles between Wonderland and the real world are beautifully done and Alice’s reality has a wonderful, ominous feel that makes the reader root for her escape.