Best Jackett Press
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Tula Lotay
Colors by Dee Cunniffe
Letters by Richard Starkings
The Rundown: Bix and Tillie are on the run and a new player makes his presence known.
Bix takes to the skies with Tillie and the pair finally put down in a field outside the home of another rich family. One who Tillie knows will take them in before they move on. First she needs to convince Bix that they need to go together even though he wants to be free from her and her fiancé. After convincing him to stay and have dinner before moving on, the pair enter the home and blend in with the rest of the party.
At the same time, a veteran Pinkerton agent is brought in by Preston and told the disturbing truth about Bixby Huckett. A revelation that will prompt him to go on the hunt for the pair as Bix has a disturbing episode with the party host. An episode that will prompt the two to leave the party, but also bring them closer together for all the wrong reasons.
The Story: Snyder delivers a brilliantly engaging and entertaining story. There is some great tension throughout the plot and the reveals about the characters are wonderfully done and filled with great surprises. I love the clarity of perspective when the narrator is revealed and the old school cadence of the dialogue from the characters beautifully captures the time period.
The Art: Lotay delivers some of the best art I’ve seen in comics in a long time. The style is gorgeous and makes the characters pop on every page. The visual aesthetic is perfect for the story and every page is lush, beautifully detailed and engaging.