Bone Parish #9
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jonas Scharf
Colors by Alex Guimaraes
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
The forces in opposition to the Winters family plan to take their business and their lives, but their underestimation of Grace’s resolve could be their undoing.
Leticia and her henchman discuss her dalliance with Brae Winters, unaware that they are being watched. Simon, for his part, meets with her to try and discuss and plan that ends the violence. A plan that the Cartel is not interested in because the conflict is now personal.
At the same time, Grace is dealing with the detective assigned to take them and the Ash market down. Detective Herron unwittingly gives Grace the opening she needs to determine who the detective is and how she can be useful.
One of Brae’s informants gives his men info on where the mob has set up their rival ash lab and when it gets hit by the family, the informant is given a front row ticket to the effects of bad ash and a mission to spread the word. When Leon gets some unexpected information, both he and his sister learn of a danger hiding right under Brae Winters nose.
Cullen Bunn continues to deftly mix the elements of a supernatural thriller and gritty crime drama together in a way that is entertaining and compelling. The story continues to get deeper and rich with detail and character development. The evolution of Grace Winters as a character is exciting to see and the dangers gathering around the family make for great, tense drama.
Jonas Scharf creates some beautiful moments in this issue that showcase the tension as well as the gritty darkness the characters are living and operating in.