The GeeksverseDays Missing: Kestus #4

Days Missing: Kestus #4
Published on Friday, March 4, 2011 by


Written by: Phil Hester
Art by: David Marquez
Colored by: Rachelle Rosenberg
Lettered by: Troy Peteri
Cover Art: David Mack
Editor: Paul Morrissey

Another solid issue of Days Missing. This is an interesting premise. Hester starts the story off on the eve of Y2K and proceeds to tell a story that jumps through time, hitting on a couple of major points where he encountered Kestus. This mini-series has been about Kestus and humanity. Through Kestus, Hester tells the tale of the growth of humanity. She starts off knowing just the worse we have to offer, but through the years, and the advice of the Steward, she starts to see humanity in a different light. She sees them differently that she interacts with them on a regular basis, running an organization that protects humanity.

Her view hasn’t completely changed, she still sees humanity as monkeys, but she has come to understand what the Steward sees, that the human race has potential. And during the course of her coming to this understanding, the Steward realizes that he loves her.

It’s an interesting tale. Hester does well weaving the story. The script is fast moving. The jumps through time flow naturally, not interrupting the story. Each one has significance to the overall story. I had been wondering where this mini-series was heading, the previous issues seeming like just “one and done” style stories of the Steward meeting Kestus through time. But now it all starts making sense. Like the Steward says, she’s been his only consistent connection to humanity. Opposite sides of the same coin, the years bringing them together.

Can’t wait to see what the last issue brings.

It won’t be long before David Marquez is considered a major star. His work is great. Strong storytelling, strong layouts, well rendered characters. This issue wasn’t one of the strongest I’ve seen from him, but it is still much better then half the stuff out there.

Days Missing: Kestus #4
4 out of 5

Good issue that brings the threads of the first three together, setting up for what should be a great ending.

Go to the Pryde’s forums and share your thoughts on this issue.

One Response
Advertisements

Connect With Us!
The Geeksverse on Instagram
Recent Comments