Oblivion Song #8
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Lorenzo De Felici
Oblivion Song just won’t quit. Volume #1 was a solid read, and we are now two issues into volume #2, and this issue is one of the best of the series so far. The gang is coming together for a good old-fashioned heist, and it should be incredible.
Last issue we learned that the entire Transference was the fault of Nathan and a machine that he built. While behind bars, he gets unexpected help from his girlfriend after she learns that the military is already trying to use Nathan’s machine as a weapon. The easiest way out for Nathan? Go to Oblivion and then come back to Philadelphia outside of the government building. Most of this issue is spent gathering up the group that Nathan is going to use to steal his machine back from the underhanded government officials that have it. Nathan and Duncan meet up with Ed and newcomer, Lucy who was Ed’s old flame. So far this looks like the team that will pull off this job.
Speaking of pulling off the job, Robert Kirkman is dominating the independent comic world right now. Oblivion Song and Die!Die!Die! are both must-pulls. He knows how to weave a good story, and this arc is ramping up to be just as good, if not better, than the first. His dialogue is still great as always, but the excitement and the story are what is driving this comic right now, and it is all thanks to Kirkman.
I have mentioned my issues with Lorenzo De Felici, but currently, he is not getting much of a chance to do what he does best. He got to draw a new creature in the limited time that Nathan was in Oblivion. I do enjoy seeing what comes out of his head, but when the story is in real-world Philadelphia, he just isn’t in his element. His does the abstract very well, and I am looking forward to the comic getting back to Oblivion so we can see him spread his wings again.
If you are not reading Oblivion Song right now, you are only hurting yourself. Kirkman is a modern legend in the game, and comics like this will only solidify his legacy here. Stop staring at it on the shelf and pick it up. It’s a unique story that is only getting better.
Oblivion Song #8
Oblivion Song #8 is one of the series' strongest issues so far. The story is so fun that you just want to keep reading. Highly Recommend.