Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Michael Dialynas
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
The Rundown: Wynd and Oakley seek a cure, but the Bandaged Man is on their heels.
Oakley takes Wynd deep underground to find a hidden society of weirdbloods and a possible cure for Wynd. After running into a man who knows the way, they learn the hidden history of their land and why the weirdbloods were driven out and underground.
When the pair arrives, they discover a doctor who has been treating the infected. She finds something unusual in Wynd’s blood and when the Bandaged Man attacks, she is determined to keep him safe. After barely escaping the raid, the pair returns home only to find they are not alone in the house. To make matters worse, the Bandaged Man appears in the pub.
The Story: The adventure gets more intense and the danger gets closer as James Tynion IV ramps everything up to its tragic cliffhanger in this issue. The story and characters continue to be vibrant and engaging as the plot twists and turns with new threats and new revelations. The characters have a real depth of emotion and it was great to see how much Oakley cares for Wynd as well as how loyal Titus is to Molly and the family. This story has so many interesting layers to it and heart. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
The Art: Michael Dialynas has a unique visual style and it shines in this issue. The characters look great and the issue has a more character driven plot which is reflected in the close up shots that are filled with emotion.