I don't want to spoil anything in this review, but I want to definitely talk about the fact that the plot boils down to Debbie making a choice. This is nothing revelatory, but the fact that the one choice is extremely bad and makes the opposing one seem very good, but when you sit with it longer it presents a moral quandary that isn't quite as clear cut. Davey's choice is the delusions of a maniac, but Debbie's choice is, in the fundamental sense, just as wrong. Each of them would remove the agency of all of the people in the world, and the "good" option is just better at covering itself up. There's such a fantastic mix of messages and truly interesting qualities to the writing overall that it will be hard to accept that this is our final issue. I've always been a fan of "Leave 'em wanting more," because the world will obviously continue, even though the story being told there has reached a conclusion. It's wonderfully touching and inspirational, and I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
The art team slams it out of the park once more. Innovative scene compositions and a fantastic attention to detail make this book feel like the ones I grew up with. The ability of the work to enhance not only the tension but the wondrous range of emotional mish-mosh on display is fantastic, and there's no way to look at any panel and not have it resonate with you in some way. I've loved the imagination of the world, and the conclusion brings it to a balanced whole. While it pales in comparison to the arc in Tokyo, it's fitting and lovely to see how the world changes.
Intelligent and engaging, this has been a series that I've loved reading, and hopefully someday we may see more adventure in this world. I know I would be the first in the shop to pick up a copy.
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