Everything dies (She Said Destroy #4 Comic Review)
Writer- Joe Coralloid
Artist- Liana Cangas
Colorist- Rebecca Nalty
Letterer- Melanie Ujimori
Brigid has conquered Fey, the last stronghold of The Morrigan’s followers. Meanwhile, Winona and The Morrigan have joined together to take on Brigid and her forces.
I think this series has something very interesting going for it and that’s the moral ambiguity of the opposing characters. Brigid is a goddess of light. In any stereotypical narrative she would be a force for good. Whoever she chose to fight for her would end up being the hero of the story. As this series has progressed though we’ve seen more and more that she’s not necessarily good and her methods are actually sort of villainous.
Then we have The Morrigan. She is a goddess of death and theoretically should be the bad guy, but she’s not. In fact she is worshipped by the heroes of our story and is expected to be their salvation. The Morrigan isn’t much of a character though. She’s not good or evil and is actually very passive until this issue. She just exists and arguably cannot be destroyed no matter what Brigid does. The Morrigan is an agent of death and everything dies. As long as things still die, then she will continue to exist.
This all creates an interesting dynamic between the characters. These characters aren’t set in the same molds we’re used to seeing. At the same time there’s also the dilemma of how you’re actually going to solve the conflict between these two characters. It doesn’t seem like they can exist without each other, but they also seem determined to destroy each other.
Now this isn’t something unique to this series. I’ve seen other writers across different kinds of media do this, but it’s still interesting to see and everyone goes about it differently.