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Wasted Space #12 (Vault Comics) cover (detail) by Hayden Sherman
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Wasted Space #12

Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Hayden Sherman
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Vault Comics
Maturity Rating: Not Rated
Release Date: December 11th, 2019

Wasted Space #12 is another intense and fast-paced issue, full of sudden and dramatic changes to our wayward crew.

Wasted Space #12: The Difference Between Honesty And Cruelty

Wasted Space #12 is an issue full of sudden changes, emotionally charged arguments, and character development. It’s another intense read in this collection, one that takes us on a completely different sort of journey. In a series that has been full of drama and chaos, change is to be expected. But this is an issue that brings it to a whole new level.

Wasted Space is the perfect series for fans out there looking for a world full of science fiction; it is a warped space epic in the truest sense. The characters are far from perfect, but that just makes them all the more entertaining and, in some cases, relatable.

Writing

Wasted Space #12 (Vault Comics) cover by Hayden Sherman
Wasted Space #12 (Vault Comics) cover by Hayden Sherman

Can I just start off by saying wow? I thought that Wasted Space #11 blew me away with the level of raw emotions contained in its pages. But I was completely unprepared for what Wasted Space #12 was about to throw at me.

Some series focus on drama. Other series focus on violence and action. And then there are the series that prove that tension can be derived from a blend of everything. It’s an intense rush of events and emotions.

That’s what Wasted Space is. The twelfth issue in the series takes a sharp turn, with a focus on the characters and their immense feelings towards the situations they’re in. It’s a bit shocking to see the elephant in the room addressed so bluntly, but it’s also something we’ve needed to see for quite some time.

Michael Moreci’s writing in this issue was fantastic. He somehow managed to surprise the fans (again!) by throwing more curveballs, all while developing the characters further. It’s been a fascinating read, and the ending of this issue is enough to make me eager to see more.

Art

Wasted Space #12 is a vibrant piece of art. Each page is full of bright colors and expression to complement the theme and tone of the series. The psychedelic nature of space travel is a unique decision, but one that has proven to work brilliantly here.

Then there are the characters themselves. As I mentioned earlier, they went through a lot in this issue. Their emotions were clear to see, even without any words to tell us the truth of it all. That takes effort, so I’d like to give Hayden Sherman credit for that.

The coloring, which I’ve already touched upon, was done by Jason Wordie. Meanwhile, the lettering was by Jim Campbell, and you can see his unique touch throughout the series. That being said, he’s managed to make his style match the artwork, which is also an impressive feat.

Conclusion

Wasted Space #12 was as brilliant as it was intense. It was somewhat shocking to see this plot, following the events of the previous issue. But, in a way, it also feels right. This was a moment a long time coming, and the creative team did justice to it.

Then there’s that conclusion, which is going to make fans pull their hair out until the release of the next issue. I certainly am looking forward to seeing how they plan to get out of this situation.


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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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