The Me You Love in the Dark #4

Image Comics

Written by Skottie Young

Art by Jorge Corona

Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Letters by Nate Piekos

The Rundown: Ro will discover that there is too much of a good thing when her new companion demands more of her.

It’s getting colder outside and as people leave the area for vacation and time with family, Ro can only watch as they go. As much as she enjoys spending time in the house with the spirit she has fallen for, she does yearn to go out and explore. Unfortunately, the spirit does not want her to leave him and when coercion, gifts and time stop working, it takes a darker tone with the young artist to keep her from leaving him or the house.

As tension grows in the house and relationship, the spirit takes a darker turn with her in their interactions. A tone that is manipulative and emotionally abusive. Things get even worse when Ro’s agent comes calling to see what she’s been working on. With the spirit telling Ro to get rid of her guest, Ro is having a hard time hiding her own fear when she lets him in to see her work. When he attempts to get her some help, Ro is forced to reveal who has been keeping her in the house and it might be too late for both of them.

The Story: Young does a brilliant job of raising the tension throughout this issue in ways that subvert the paranormal nature of the story. The tension comes from the mounting emotional abuse the spirit is subjecting Ro too and that tension is brilliantly scary as it escalates throughout the story. The story continues to have a great pace and premise and keeps the reader engaged throughout. I cannot wait to see how it concludes.

The Art: Corona executed some amazing art throughout the issue and beautifully captures the rising tension on every page.

The Me You Love in the Dark #4



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