‘Trista & Holt #6:’ Comic Book Review

After several issues of dancing around one another, moving in different circles, and catching the occasional fleeting glimpse, our two protagonists have finally come together. And now, one of them lies bleeding to death. Honestly, at this point, we should expect nothing less from Andrez Bergen, creator of the gritty, disco-noir comic, Trista & Holt.

In the last issue, Trista ended up on the wrong side of Moore Holt, uncle to Issy and enforcer for the Holt crime family. Now, Issy, without ever having met her, tries desperately to save Trista’s life—while also falling hopelessly in love with her.

Like in previous issues, there are also a few cameos in this one—famous faces, both past and present, that Bergen sticks in just for fun. I kind of miss the notes that were included at the end of some of the earlier issues, letting us know who to look for, and whether or not our, “Hey, isn’t that…?” moments were on point. Still, in this one, there’s at least one face that you should be able to recognize without prompting.

Issue #6 of Trista & Holt is exciting and well done. If you’ve been keeping up with the series, this is a pretty important issue. And, if you haven’t been keeping up with the series, the most important issue is #1, followed by #2, etc. until you’re caught up.

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