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Review – Sea of Stars #4 (Image Comics)

Sea of Stars #4
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  • Art - 9/10
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Summary

Writers: Jason Aaron & Dennis Hallum
Artist: Stephen Green
Colorist: Rico Renzi
Letterer: Jared J. Fletcher
Publisher: Image Comics
Maturity Rating: T
Release Date: October 2nd, 2019

Sea of Stars #4 somehow manages to further up the ante of the dynamic tale of a father and son pair lost in space.

 

Allies and Enemies Galore in Sea of Stars #4

Sea of Stars #4 brings us back to the lost father and son duo, in this dark and enthralling series. This is a space story like no other, full of adventures, vibrant space, and okay, there are some talking aliens. But they defy expectations.

Gil and Kadyn are a father and son pair who have faced a most unexpected series of events. Now both are lost to the other. And both believe the other to be dead. What sort of adventures and terrors can these two find, while all alone in deep space?

Sea of Stars #4 (Image Comics) cover by Stephen Green
Sea of Stars #4 (Image Comics) cover by Stephen Green

Sea of Stars takes many tales that readers are familiar with, such as a classic father/son story, and turns them all on their heads. It’s a unique journey that you won’t want to miss out on.

Writing

Jason Aaron and Dennis Hallum are still working together for this dynamic and gut-wrenching series, and I couldn’t be happier about that fact. Together they’ve brought us a world (well, universe) that is vibrant, dynamic, and shockingly emotional. And Sea of Stars #4 is no exception to that rule. The latest issue introduces a whole new set of complications for both characters, as well as a few new heartbreaks along the way. I didn’t think it was possible to find myself more emotionally connected to this tale. But this issue proved that belief wrong.

This issue seamlessly introduces even more complications to an already consuming plot. Now there’s another player in the field, and her introduction was beautifully done. It did require a bit of backstory on her part. But honestly? They managed to work her story in perfectly, not spending too much time digging through the past. This new set of complications will surely leave fans anxious to get their hands on the fifth issue in the series. I know I’m feeling anxious, at least. And with good reason.

Art

As always, the artwork behind Sea of Stars #4 is absolutely beautiful. It’s a vibrant and glorious universe out there, if we are to believe the artists behind this series. More creatures than ever made it onto these pages, along with dramatic backdrops and other eye-catching moments. Stephen Green was the lead artist for this issue, with Rico Renzi providing the coloring. Together these two sure know how to create a striking space scene. Or more accurately, how to create dozens of these scenes. They’re the sort of images that stick into the reader’s brain—leaving fond memories and a hope for more.

Jared J. Fletcher provided the lettering for this issue, and he’s the master of subtlety. Here he perfectly showcased the multiple forms of communication through subtle changes. It was easy to tell when a human was speaking, versus an alien or a machine.

Conclusion

Sea of Stars #4 was another beautiful issue to add to the list of memorable issues. The tale of lost father and son continues, while implausibly upping the ante along the way. Readers will be further sucked into what is happened to Gil and Kadyn, and with good reason.

This issue doesn’t exactly end in a cliffhanger…but it’s close enough where readers will be anxiously looking forward to any future issue they’re willing to give us. And of course, we find our list of questions growing with every dramatic reveal.


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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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