Bone Parish #7
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jonas Scharf
Colors by Alex Guimaraes
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Everyone is getting more brazen in their activities and demands as Grace gets more calculating with her next encounter with New York.
Someone has broken into Detective Herron’s home to send a message to the officer. While nothing has been taken, the intrusion strengthens her resolve to stop the people she feels are responsible.
When Brae and Leon go visit a group of their reliable users to set up a new network of information, Zev informs him that things have changed. They aren’t just going to work for ash anymore and they want Winters to know that his family isn’t the only game in town. When the pair make their way to a crack house to talk to other users, they find the horrific aftermath of the ash knockoff the New York crew has been testing.
At the same time, Grace has another face to face with Simon. Brigitte and Billy know that Simon and his crew are behind the knockoff ash, but Grace already has plans in motion and one of them is to let her daughter interrogate someone for answers.
Detective Herron gets a disturbing phone call followed by an even more disturbing package as Brae finds himself in dangerous company with a score to settle.
Cullen Bunn combines all the elements of a supernatural thriller, a crime drama and a mob story into something truly engaging and entertaining for the reader. All of the characters are interesting and vibrant. The dialogue and interpersonal relationships are great and the overarching story continues to take risks and turns that keep the reader invested in the Winters family and what happens to them.
Jonas Scharf is mesmerizing with his art in this issue. There are so many great panels that convey emotion. One of the best pages is right when Simon arrives at the Winters house and Grace is cloaked in shadow. The next panel has her coming out of the darkness and it hits you emotionally because you don’t know what’s about to happen next, but you anticipate something interesting and unexpected.