Bitter Root #4
Written by David F Walker and Chuck Brown
Art by Sanford Greene
Colors by Rico Renzi and Sanford Greene
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Jinoo are not the only problem the Sangeyre family faces as Harlem comes under attack.
The family is separated as the attacks grow and Blink is getting overwhelmed fighting the creatures invading the shop. Ma Etta has to turn to Berg and decide if the transformation overtaking him makes him a threat or an asset. When he convinces her that he can help, she reluctantly releases him to join his cousin. With more infected coming to the shop seeking help, Etta is going to have to work fast as well as show that her age isn’t going to hold her back from the fight.
Cullen and Uncle Enoch are making their way back to the shop when they get stopped by an attack. That’s when Cullen learns the truth about another type of demon on the hunt in the streets. Demons born out of the sorrow and pain of some all too real events. Demons that Cullen’s inexperience with will cause him to be taken. At the same time, another member of the family shows up to help just in time.
This issue is both exciting and entertaining. Walker and Brown keep building on the suspense and tension of the previous issues and every step in the story is more engaging than the last. The pace of this issue is amazing. So much is happening with the characters, but every moment is handled with care and all the characters are given great moments to shine throughout the story. I continue to be blown away by this story and the historical connections that the writers make to moments of tragedy in the black community resonate on many levels. It’s a stunning and well done addition to this story and adds deep context to the plot.
Sanford Greene’s art is stunning. So many of the panels are filled with rich details and amazing composition. All of the action is great and melds perfectly with the tone of the story.