Science fiction and fantasy
by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred
Gwen has some difficult choices ahead of her. She could stave off the destruction of the world by sacrificing everyone in Eugene, or she could try to save her friends and put the whole world at risk. The mad scientist Galatea is convinced she can control the transdimensional horror, even though she can barely control her minions and she struggles to control her own temper.
So there's a lot going on, even before we get to the romantic threads between various characters. There's quite a sweet gay romance. And for Ellie, the ghost who can't even touch anyone, there's poignancy as she tries to work her way around her tactile handicap.
Unlike the other three volumes, this graphic novel isn't awash with new characters. However it is where all the crises and mysteries come to a head, so it's quite frantic and a touch melodramatic. It's also fairly light-hearted. There are a couple of guest artists for some sections, but although their style is more simplified than Michael Allred's it still keeps the colourful, playful tone of the other books. This is a great ending to an entertaining series.
5th March 2013
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Review © Ros Jackson