And Then I Read: THE DREAMING #18

Image © DC Comics. Written by Simon Spurrier, art and colors by Marguerite Sauvage,
letters by Simon Bowland, cover by Yanick Paquette & Nathan Fairbairn.

The plots of comics that are continuing series tend to run in large loops that return to about the same spot, like a boomerang. So far this relaunch of THE DREAMING hasn’t done that, but this issue feels like it might be about to. Two main plotlines here. In one, Dora and Abel are in a new kind of House of Mystery on Earth, where Cain is part of the electronic surveillance system. The man he was supposed to be protecting has just died, and Dora comes under attack from someone she thought was a friend. In the other, we see Rose Walker riding on a bus in California dreaming of strange things, and on the verge of understanding them, but not quite succeeding. Her mother has died and is in a box, and Rose tells us she can’t feel anything. These stories are about to collide, literally.

I love the art and coloring this time, the lettering is fine (sorry I couldn’t hand over that Desire font, Simon), and the writing is always intriguing if sometimes hard to follow. Dreamlike, I suppose. Still, a good read and recommended.

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