The Red Mother #2
Written by Jeremy Haun
Art by Danny Luckert
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
The Rundown: Daisy’s condition gets worse as her visions intrude on her everyday life.
After the tragic event that took the life of the man she loved, Daisy finds her nights restless and filled with visions of Luke warning her that the Red Mother needs her help. After talking to her therapist, Daisy must decide where she goes next in her life and how she plans to move on. After making a plan for what she’ll do next, she leaves and that’s when things get weirder.
Taking a train back to her place, the red visions return and the creature that stalked her through the streets returns with it. A creature she keeps seeing and can’t escape. When she finally makes it home, the former puzzle maker is greeted with a mysterious box at her door containing a new puzzle for her solve. One that seems linked to the mystery of the Red Mother.
The Story: Haunting and engaging, this issue of the Red Mother continues to play with the themes of fear and loss. Daisy continues to be an interesting character and the way Haun fleshes her out makes her more compelling and relatable in her reactions to the events happening around her. The story continues to move at a perfect pace and the events happen in what feels like a tangible world. I continue to be enamored with this story and the world that Jeremy Haun is building. I can’t wait to see where this story goes next.
The Art: Danny Luckert does a beautiful job of focusing the art on the characters. The characters are detailed and expressive, giving them a sense of humanity despite the fantastic elements of the story. At the same time, the supernatural imagery is startling and engaging. Those moments draw you in visually and are scary in their progression across the panels.