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She Could Fly #2 Review

by Nathan Koffler on August 08, 2018

Writer: Christopher Cantwell
Artist: Martin Morazzo
Colorist: Miroslav Mrva
Letterer: Clem Robins
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics & Berger Books


For this second issue of She Could Fly, Christopher Cantwell takes us further into this mysterious story that is beginning to connect a lot of interesting characters. The first issue set the tone for this series really well by giving us just enough to make us want more while also making us wonder what the hell we just read. Cantwell’s second issue is executed perfectly because it jumps into the story that was introduced to us in the first issue head on and only uncovers enough to make us more intrigued. 

What made reading this issue entertaining for me was how incredibly busy it was. There is nothing wrong with lots of pages of dialogue from the same conversation if the dialogue is written well enough. But Christopher Cantwell seems to be taking a different approach in this second issue by keeping the story moving very quickly. There are times that I would go to the next panel and actually be surprised that it had cut back to another character again that quickly. 

This fast-paced storytelling does not at all make it hard to follow because Cantwell has written a story that is both mysterious and clear. I may not know where things are going next, but as I am reading I am able to follow along easily so I have no problem keeping up.

So far we have followed a few different characters but the most interesting one is definitely Luna. She forces me to experience many different emotions while watching her struggle through life. In ways, she scares me, but in other ways, I can relate to her and feel sad for her. Despite all of her issues, she has found some sort of hope in the now deceased girl who could fly and I can’t help but root for her to get all the answers she seeks in hopes that it will help her. 

The first issues’ artwork was beautiful and complicated. But in this second issue, Martin Morazzo seems to have taken on Cantwell’s quick storytelling and keeps up with some extremely busy, detailed, and exciting artwork. Morazzo manages to perfectly put Luna’s fantasies seamlessly into the real world which make for some bizarre panels. He also captures emotion on the characters’ faces and in their body language so well that it is impossible not to also experience those emotions with them. One of the best examples from this issue is the concern that Luna’s dad shows when his mom is missing. In those moments, I felt concerned with him because he looked so distraught and I think that that really highlights Morazzo’s talent. 

The first issue of She Could Fly blew me away and I worried that it may go down a little bit after that. But Christopher Cantwell and Martin Morazzo have shown us in the second issue that they have no plans on ceasing to amaze us with this series. There isn’t much you will want more of when you finish reading it because nothing feels lacking. The storytelling, the dialogue, and the artwork all feel completely comfortable working together to create this incredible comic book. 

 

Our Score:

10/10

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