Redlands #5 Review

Redlands #5

Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Vanesa Del Rey
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

Redlands continues to be a great new series and one of the better titles that Image currently has on the stands. The first six pages alone made this comic worth reading, but there was more to this issue as well.  During these first few pages this issue introduces a new character, but not much is said about him.  That’s not a bad thing though because one can see what type of person he is through his actions.  After that, the issue starts to go into Bridget’s past and how long she’s been alive.  Then at the end, the new character, who remains unnamed, pops back up and reminds you that he just may be a force to be reckoned with.  Like the previous issues, this issue contains back matter.  There is always something different and the back matter in this issue is no exception.

Shoutout to Clayton Cowles on the lettering of Redlands.  I never paid much attention to lettering until I recently listened to a podcast with Heather Antos. She said that lettering can make or break an issue, and she is absolutely correct. Cowles is doing a great job on Redlands and adds just as much to the story as Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa Del Rey.

Redlands is a comic I look forward to reading every month.  The art is amazing, great story with amazing characters, and different back matter every month.  I receive a review copy of this book, but I also purchase it because I love to support the things I love.  There were a number of people supporting this series when issue #1 was released, and that number has started to dwindle.  That makes me sad because great comics deserve to be read and I don’t want to see this series cut short because it isn’t getting the support it deserves.  This series is doing something special with some pretty special creators, so please check this series out because you won’t regret it.