After last issue’s shocking conclusion where will this compelling series go from here? Read on to find out.
The official description from Dynamite:
The worst day in the world continues. Jen cleans up her mess and tries to come to terms with her latest difficult decision, while Pruitt goes on the warpath and Laura Thomas rolls back into town to make everything much, much worse.
After reading the previous issue, I honestly had no idea what this release would attempt to do. I thought of a few different paths the series could take, but after sitting down and reading this I’m glad that the creative took one of the more assuredly darker roads that’s sure to ring about some serious friction in the coming months. This issue is not a conversation, but an exercise in the stages of grief and that quiet honestly makes the meat of the tale more than work.
Al Ewing hits the script out of the park. Following last issue’s shocking finale, the series writer doesn’t hold anything back as he treats readers with a hard-hitting epilogue full of solid character development. This issue is all about our heroine, as Jennifer Blood must deal with the fact that her double life has just cost her greatly. She had to make a decision, it was a hard one but she made it and now she has to deal with it. And that’s the beauty of this romp, it’s a simple narrative structure that pulls at the heartstrings in just the right moments.
Kewber Baal handles the art, easily delivering some of his best work yet. From the first page to the last page, the lavish details, creative designs but clear and keen visual sense offer a visceral experience that will delight longtime fans. There were no off moments, as the world matched the quality of the script with each and every pencil stroke.
Jennifer Blood #17 is a shinning example of how to handle a narrative shake-up. The creative team earns praise for simply delivering an outstanding job. Highly recommended.