Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Ramon K Perez
Colors by Mike Spicer
Letters by Rus Wooton
The Rundown: Tanya’s mission to protect the town brings back some dark memories.
Sheriff Tanya has been tasked with getting rid of some human evidence that would bring unwanted attention to the town of Stillwater. Unfortunately, things do not go as smoothly as planned and Tanya finds herself thinking back on her past. A past filled with unfulfilling personal drama and a job that brings no adventure to her life. When she discovers something strange about the town of Stillwater, she is tasked with visiting the town to speak to the judge. After visiting the town and bringing her concerns to the Sheriff, she leaves somewhat satisfied with the answers she’s given.
That night, she returns to the routine of her life. When she returns home, she is attacked. After subduing the attacker, she notices that it is a familiar face. A face who has a proposition for her in the town of Stillwater. Back in the present, Tanya returns to the town with some unexpected cargo and finds out too late just how dangerous the town has become.
The Story: Zdarsky dives into one of the more interesting characters of the series and gives her a story that is filled with engaging and compelling human drama. The moral implications of her choices are evident and her personal story is engrossing. The secrets continue to build on each other and that makes the building of this world more layered and interesting with every issue.
The Art: Perez delivers some beautiful art throughout this issue. This is a very personal story so there is a great emphasis on the character and her expressions. It’s a great way to humanize her in a way that makes the reader empathize with Tanya and her struggles.