Enjoy the Reception, Folks! (Outer Darkness #11 Comic Review)

Outer Darkness #11 Review 

Castrophony of Hate

Pt 11: Shore Leave

 

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 has been through a lot. Their greatest challenge and best asset is their Captain Joshua Rigg. He has a checkered past and a rough exterior in the present. He has inspired hatred from most of his crew but especially his First Officer Satalis, and his Ship Administrator Prakash. What doesn’t make their hatred any easier is that they have had some hard times. From a haunted house to killer swords and last issue, flowers that make you want to kill. Luckily, it’s all in their heads but too real is Satalis and his dastardly plan to overthrow the Captain. Rigg not only has Satalis figured out but he plans to feed him to the God Engine.  

My Take

Wow. There are some revelations in this issue. I would say that every few pages, Layman and Chan drop some great twists, surprising callbacks, and comical sucker punches. I don’t want to ruin anything because I want people to enjoy the previous 10 issues and enjoy this issue as well. Not every new story or universe created in comics is created equal. Some writers and artists struggle to create something unique, unpredictable, and truly interesting. Layman and Chan have done that with this book. We are an issue away from the end of their “Season Finale” and I am enthralled. Creativity here is unbounded and I really enjoyed the casting booth of potential crewmates. It was hilarious but right in the midst of some serious issues at play for our crew and especially our new favorite space captain. In one issue they have seemingly resolved the story’s initial premise and then swerved us and turned it into a heist! The background of Captain Rigg and Admiral Prakash is revealed with a stellar callback to issue #7. I am thoroughly excited about the characters, the main plot and the various subplots, and the future of the Charon’s crew. I also now have a good sense of why I like Rigg so much. As Captain, he reminds me of Stone Cold Steve Austin, only if he was a Black ship captain. His “no-nonsense” attitude and I talk to whoever I want, however, I want is refreshing.  I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this book other than, I wish it was longer and I wish I could see this on my TV screen. And that’s the bottom line.

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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
Will Rigg finally get rid of Satalis? Rigg doesn't take too kindly to mutiny plans, unless it's his own. But in the meantime before he gets rid of the pains in his side, it's time for Shore Leave, let's have some fun, right? The next mission for the Charon's crew is going to be very interesting if they have any more adventures at all. Check it out today!
Good
  • The plot thickens
  • I love a good shock and there's several
  • The characters are interesting and hilarious
Bad
  • Nada
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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