Oblivion Song #6
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Lorenzo De Felici
Oblivion Song has been a nice ride so far. Kirkman has established the world, and to a lesser extent, his characters. If you are lost or need a refresher, see my review of Oblivion Song #5. It has all the goodness you seek. Now, let us see what Kirkman has in store for us in this issue.
Issue #6 is the closing of Oblivion Song’s first arc, and it hums along nicely until the closing pages when it turns up the pace, and we get the answers to some big questions. Ed is shaping up to be a better character than his brother, but he also has a much different role than Nathan. Here, we get to a lot of “brother time,” and we start to see Ed’s point of view more and more. Maybe Ed is right, and Oblivion is the better place to be. There are three side characters in Nathan’s life, and none of them are getting much of a side story. If they were erased from this issue, then nothing would change. I would like to see more of them. While this issue closes this first arc, it is used even more as a springboard into the second arc. The groundwork and conflicts have been laid out. There is a major struggle ahead for our heroes.
There is not much to say about Kirkman. He has big plans ahead for this book, and we can already see the shaping of some of them. The writing is still flawless. Kirkman needs to give us some more characters with more weight. There is no need to have this many secondary characters and absolutely nothing for them to do. At the beginning of the series, he was giving us more of this but has since stopped. Did you realize you didn’t like them, Kirkman?!
Time to further discuss Lorenzo De Felici and his art on this book. I don’t mind the feeling he has brought to the series. He draws a good world, decent creatures, but I just don’t like his faces. Some of the people are drawn well. I don’t understand the lack of consistency. Since this book isn’t about the faces, then we can drop this complaint…but…the faces, guys. They are…not great. Am I saying faces too much?
Oblivion Song continues to thrive, and I look forward to every release. This issue rounds out the first volume, and I highly advise people to pick it up. I don’t know why you wouldn’t. Kirkman is writing another remarkable story with fantastic dialogue. This series is all about the story, and it’s a good one that is already got me itching for the next issue.
Oblivion Song #6
Oblivion Song #6 is the finale of the first arc and it leaves us hanging in a good way.