Written by Donny Cates
Art by Ryan Stegman
Inks by JP Mayer
Colors by Sonia Oback
Letters by John J. Hill
The Rundown: Oliver pays a visit to an old friend as the danger he faced continues to grow.
Oliver remembers a time when he was young and taken to the regular world in order for his teacher Orrin to show him and the other students something horrific in order to teach them a lesson. Years later, he stands over the city and decides that he needs to see an old friend. An old friend who continues to use magic for his own ends.
After a tense back and forth with his friend Dustin, Oliver is confronted by the truth of their situation and the world that they live in. A conversation where Oliver tries to convince him of the danger the Hollow represents. After going home, he struggles to tell Elynor the truth while the Hollow meets to discuss the threat of Oliver and what he knows.
The Story: An intense story that Cates uses to amplify the conflicts in the plot as well as with the characters. There is some great world building throughout the story and I am impressed with the scope and tone of everything Cates is doing. I cannot wait to dive deeper into this world and its stakes to see what happens next.
The Art: Stegman delivers some intense, beautifully detailed art that perfectly captures the mood and tone of the story.