Eve: Children of the Moon #5
Written by Victor LaValle
Art by Jo Mi-Gyeong
Colors by Brittany Peer
Letters by Andworld Design
The Rundown: The series finale ends with the formation of alliances new and old as three disparate factions contemplate their next steps.
In the aftermath of a violent incident, Eve’s sister receives help from an unexpected source. Meanwhile, Wexler enacts a plan to stop a heated conflict. Soon, the android teddy bear is attacked by Selene and the Children of the Moon. However, he is able to complete a strategic broadcast that eventually forces a discussion between Selene and Eve. Finally, Eve, Akai, and Selene come to an agreement and each group leaves to follow their own separate paths.
The Story: The final issue of this limited series neatly wraps up in such a way that allows for the possibility of future series events to take place. Although I was impressed with the way this chapter was handled, I couldn’t help but wish there was a few more issues to fully flesh out the characters of Selene and Akai. I found both individuals had a lot to learn from each other, as well as Eve. The three factions: Selene and the Children of the Moon, Akai and the AI integrated lifeforms, and Eve and her companions are interesting metaphors for the past, present, and future of humanity. The ending, in my opinion, symbolized how acknowledging the past and moving forward from it with understanding is the only way to promote peace and goodwill. I also felt that Eve ultimately continuing her journey her original companion Wexler was wholistic growth of the character. I really enjoyed revisiting Eve in this second series from the universe and hope there will be more stories forthcoming.
The Art: The artwork in this issue is created in a realistic youthful style that fits the mood of the tale. Earth toned blues and greens fill the ages and create a surreal environment that visually expresses the otherworldliness of Eve’s experience.