Strange Academy #4
Written by Skottie Young
Art by Humberto Ramos
Colors by Edgar Delgado
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: The students play a spirited game of tag that takes them to some interesting new places.
Not knowing that there are magical forces actively working against them, the students of Strange Academy find some time in their time to have a little fun. As half the students complete their duties cleaning the library with Zelma, the others decide to play a game of door tag. A game that will take them on some weird, mystical journey.
As the students continue their game, their classmates have their own issues when Doyle accidentally releases a demon imprisoned in one of the volumes. The Academy’s newest student Emily finds herself lost and a new companion will take her back to Earth. Unfortunately, she winds up in the basement of the Sanctum Sanctorum.
The Story: Skottie Young keeps the story light and entertaining while also setting up potential threats to come. I enjoy the humor in the issue and the characters are really starting to grow and evolve into interesting people. I like the interpersonal moments as well as the secrets being revealed. There are some fun moments throughout and they are beautifully contrasted with the threat looming over the students and the Academy itself.
The Art: Humberto Ramos delivers some beautiful art throughout this issue. Not only do the characters look great and are imbued with energy, but the backgrounds look amazing and are filled with beautiful details. A visually immersive issue.