The Dreaming Waking Hours #11
Written by G Willow Wilson
Art by Nick Robles and M.K. Perker
Colors by Matheus Lopes and Chris Sotomayor
Letters by Simon Bowland
The Rundown: Ruin is confronted by Dream. Jophiel is exposed and Heather is put in a position to change all of Faerie.
While the human Ruin is obsessed continues to think of him, the real Ruin is still trapped in the land of Faerie along with his new friends. Jophiel knows that Heather is in danger and rushes to help her unwittingly shedding his disguise and landing in the path of some angry guards. At the same time, Ruin tries to explain to the one holding him that he is trying to be better, but the conversation is interrupted by the presence of Dream.
Back in the land of Faerie, things get more complicated when Heather learns from the new queen the truth of how the world was conquered. Heather proposes a radical solution that will require the help of Auberon and Titania who are dealing with some interpersonal issues of their own.
The Story: Wilson does some great work with the interpersonal conflicts in this arc and you get a real sense of these characters as people with hopes and aspirations. You also get a sense of their faults in the moments between Titania and Auberon. I like how Heather is centered in this story and how her past becomes a part of the stories cliffhanger. The plot is great and the dialogue is engaging. I can’t wait to see where this story goes next.
The Art: Robles and Perker deliver some amazing visuals throughout this issue. There is a sense of wonder and space to every panel and there is an energy in the art that perfectly captures the tone of the story.