Writer: Mirka Andolfo
Artist: Mirka Andolfo
Mirka Andolfo serves up blood, sweat, and tears in an action-packed opening as Glance’s quest for Leslie continues.
Like the cover suggests, this issue and the entire second arc so far is much more dark and foreboding than the first. It’s full of secrets, trust issues, and ill intentions.
As we learned in a previous issue, keeping Leslie alive is a clear risk. The same power that could envelope and ruin the world could also save it. This sparks dichotomy causes Leslie to question everything. For one thing, what or who exactly is Glance? What’s the real reason behind the reproduction program? Why does the government spy on everyone and everything? Why is the leader of Glance so desperate to judge Leslie? And the ongoing question throughout the series, Why her?
While this issue answers a few of these questions, even bigger ones are looming ahead.
Besides the external conflicts Glance presents, Leslie is having some serious internal conflict with the power-hungry force inside her. This conflict has left her anxious, exhausted, and beyond confused. Artistically, these conflicts are beautifully displayed, once again, by Andolfo. She. Nails. Everything. No surprise.
Jealousy and betrayal. Friendship and trust. These continue to be significant themes in Unnatural’s storyline, which is delightfully unpredictable.
Another thing Andolfo absolutely nails is character development. For one thing, she seems to have the perfect amount of characters. There are enough players in the game that anything could happen but not too many that we lose track of who’s who. She also seamlessly introduces qualities about both new and old characters while knocking her pacing out of the park.
I could continue to brag on this series, but it speaks for itself. Week after week Andolfo and her team present beautiful art, a story that’s easy to follow, and the characters we can empathize with.
Mirka Andolfo serves up blood, sweat, and tears in an action-packed opening as Glance's quest for Leslie continues.