Shit just got real, yo.
Volume 4 brings about the beginning of the end for Hazel’s parents. Sorry for the spoiler. Mother dear found work at a pay-per-view theatre while Daddy dearest stayed at home to watch over our favourite toddler.
As in the case of some families whose mom is the bread winner, Hazel’s parents are maybe a bit resentful at this turn of events. Added to the mounting tension was mommy’s dependence on drugs, and daddy’s growing friendship with Hazel’s dance teacher, the couple du jour seems to be well on their way to splitsville.
In the meantime, they are still on the run from those who want them dead. But the more immediate one was a new enemy who may be just a taaaaad bit psychotic.
Business as usual.
I hate that I have to wait forever and a day for the next series of issues to come out. I was told that you can actually read the next ones if you find them at a regular comic store? Or the on-line site, comiXology. I prefer these ones though (paperback compilation of five issues per publication).
The issues seem to be getting darker, funnier, and if you can even believe it, even more intense. We are learning a bit more about our characters, and seeing the darker sides of ma and pa. This is heartbreaking. I don’t want them to separate, but like I mentioned above, they did. Though it wasn’t a choice that they’d made. Other forces led them to the separation.
With a new enemy, comes a surprising twist of event as father dear joined forces with a former enemy. I can’t wait to see how far this alliance would go.
Vaughn’s writing goes head-to-head with Staples’ insane artistry to combine the best graphic novel I’ve read to date. These comics have rated a consistent perfect rating on my blog, which just shows you how much I adore them.
Seriously. Read these or you can’t hang with me.