Oblivion Song #10 Comic Review
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist/Cover: Lorenzo De Felici
Colorist: Annalisa Leoni
Letterer: Rus Wooton
“All Oblivion Breaks Loose”
What You Need to Know
So Ed has lost his damn mind and turned on the transference device. Nathan and the city of Philadelphia now have to relive the nightmare of Oblivion being transported to Earth, and a part of Philly being sent to that hellish realm. Heather immediately regrets her decision to help Nathan and Ed. Director Ward now will stop at nothing to make Nathan and Heather pay for what they have done.
What Just Happened
The issue begins directly after the events of last issue with Ed turning on the transference device. The denizens of Oblivion have returned to Philadelphia, while a portion of Philadelphia is sent to Oblivion. Nathan tries to reverse the transference, but Ed attacks him. Ed claims that he is bringing people together and making a “saner” world. As Nathan and Ed fight, a creature attacks and wounds both Ed and Nathan before Nathan kills it. News stations reports that the portion of Philadelphia that was affected by the transference is smaller than the first time and authorities have already mobilized the combat the threat the creatures present. Heather finds herself in the middle of the Transference and feels guilty for her role in causing it by helping Nathan and Ed. She then finds herself being hunted by a huge creature. Before the creature can go in for the kill, Director Ward shoots and kills the creature. Director Ward then promises to bring Heather and Nathan to justice.
This issue flew by at a more than brisk pace. I am enjoying the fact that these past couple of issues have picked up right where the last ones have left off. Ed’s warped decision to turn the transference device on immediately throws Philadelphia into chaos. Ed shows just how his time in Oblivion has twisted his mind by fighting Nathan to keep him turning the machine back on to reverse what has been done. Robert Kirkman has turned Ed into a tragic character that found more self-worth in a hellish landscape then by being with his fellow human beings. Poor Nathan, when it rains, it really pours on him. He tried to save his brother and reverse the damage he’s caused just for more destruction to occur. It may be time for him to realize that his brother may be too far-gone. Nathan has now even dragged Heather into his mess, with Director Ward hot on their trails willing to see them condemned to death for what they have done.
The art by Lorenzo De Felici continues to be excellent. De Felici captures the pandemonium caused by the transference perfectly. Stores caught in the much of Oblivion, four legged creatures chasing dogs, and girls with miniature whatever they ares in her hair. This is becoming a book where you never what can happen in any given issue, and that keeps me anticipating this book every month.