Love Everlasting #8
Written by Tom King
Art by Elsa Charretier
Colors by Matt Hollingsworth
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Joan returns from the hospital and tries to live a normal life.
Joan is finally ready to be released from the hospital and she sees how everything has changed in her life. Her children are getting older and becoming more independent from her and Don is trying his best to be there while also moving up in the company. The cowboy is also there making his presence felt in Joan’s life.
As Joan tries to ignore the cowboy and live the life she believes she needs to, the nagging reality that everything is wrong continues to affect her. With her present life in jeopardy, Joan makes a decision about how she will live the rest of it.
The Story: Tom King brilliantly illustrates the banality of Joan’s domestic existence in this issue and how she continues to fall deeper into a despair that she tries to suppress within herself. I love not only the constant presence of the cowboy, but also how it is being framed to be a product of Joan’s own fractured psyche. The story takes some dark turns among its airy narrative and I look forward to seeing where it goes next.
The Art: Charretier delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The visuals are fantastic and the classic comic feel continues to be a perfect representation of this story and its characters.