Something is Wrong (Outer Darkness #10 Comic Review)

Outer Darkness #10 Review 

Castrophony of Hate

Pt 10: Hate Blossoms

 

Created/Written by: John Layman

Created/Penciled by: Afu Chan

Lettered by: Pat Brosseau

Cover Artist: Afu Chan

Logo Design: Andres Juarez

Previously on Outer Darkness…

The crew of the Charon had another run-in with some swords that infects its victims with the urge to kill. So the swords were…killer. As a result of this past issue, Layman hints at us being closer and closer to the major confrontation between Captain Rigg and his first officer, Satalis. After the rest of the crew is infected, Satalis, uninfected, made his play at the Captain. Satalis was not successful and now Rigg is on to him. 

Yo, Rigg, chill…

My Take

Another joy of an issue. Another freak of the week and I loved it. Haunted houses, killer swords, and now hateful flowers. The storytelling technique of the cutaway to what was going on was well done. Also, I love the twists and surprises in the issue, they not only keep me engaged but also subvert any expectations I have. I go into each issue pretty fresh knowing anything can happen. What I think Layman does very well is to both have “the monster of the week,” but it also advances the story and the central conflict. And of all folks to save the day, hilarious. 

Foreshadowing

Captain Rigg is an unconventional captain and runs his ship in a pretty unconventional way. But his ends often justify the means. Overall, he wants to preserve the sanctity of the ship and his crew. He’s lost some crew members over the last 10 adventures but if Rigg didn’t make some of the decisions he does, he would lose a whole lot more. Yet and still, Satalis hates Rigg and will stop at nothing to take him out. Only I think Rigg is smart and may get to him first. The cliffhanger ending leaves me itching for the next issue. Layman and Chan are a masterful team. The combination of fantastical plot and story with expressive and unique vegetation and creatures makes for a treasure trove of sci-fi horror. People need to pick up this book and sit with it. Layman says at the end of the book that our story will be split into several distinct “seasons” and we are approaching the end of “Season 1.” I am suspense for how this turns out and what more we can learn about Rigg’s past and Satalis is such a sadist.

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Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.
Summary
The crew of the Charon is back on another adventure in the depths of space. This time, something is definitely off. People are a little more “froggy” than usual. Any little thing will set them off. Captain Rigg goes off and gets thrown in the brig. A first showdown between Rigg and Satalis? Cheap shots abound as some interesting flora has its effect on the entire crew. If we want to see what happens next, get your issue today. You will not be disappointed.
Good
  • Creativity is still keeping me hooked
  • Art is great pairing with story
  • I love a good surprise or 3
Bad
  • I got nothing
9.8
Amazing
Art - 10
Writing - 9
Plot - 10
Character Development - 10
Fluidity from previous issue - 10
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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.

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