The Dreaming Waking Hours #4
Written by G Willow Wilson
Art by Nick Robles
Colors by Mat Lopes
Letters by Simon Bowland
The Rundown: Ruin must find a new way to return to the Dreaming to rescue Lindy while the scholar faces some hard truths and a new nightmare.
Lindy has decided that her best chance of finding out who is the real Shakespeare is to stage one of his unproduced plays as a means of drawing him out. Unfortunately, things do not go as planned and the scholar finds herself dealing with her decisions and her unspoken thoughts about her daughter.
At the same time, Ruin has decided that the only way he can bring Lindy back is to return to the Dreaming. With their most recent attempt thwarted by a vengeful Puck, Ruin and his new friends must find a new way to enter the Dreaming. Utilizing some untested magic, Ruin will find himself in a world adjacent to where he came from and in the presence of Brute and Glob while Lindy finds her answer just as a new nightmare emerges for her.
The Story: G Willow Wilson continues to expand this story in new and entertaining ways while also keeping it centered on the characters and their conflicts. You feel for the plight of both Lindy and Ruin as their stories take new and intriguing directions while also being personal and emotional. I continue to be a fan of this series and the characters especially. The story has a great narrative flow and everything in it makes me want to read more.
The Art: Nick Robles delivers some beautiful artwork throughout this issue. Everything is filled with detail and energy. I love the way the characters look and the vast, expansive nature of the Dreaming.