And Then I Read: THE DREAMING #6

Image © DC Comics. Written by Simon Spurrier, art by Bilquis Evely, colors by Mat Lopes, letters by Simon Boland, cover by Jae Lee & June Chung.

Dora has been the central character around which much of this series has revolved, and as the issue opens, we hear her thoughts. They are full of fear, self-hatred, and anger. Cain and Abel, amid their eternal roles of killer and victim, offer her a new idea, but Dora is now intent on killing Judge Gallows, the current ruler of the realm, a dream of death and torture who is making everyone miserable. Merv Pumpkinhead gives Dora new information about her life in The Dreaming, arming her for the battle with Gallows. Meanwhile, the strange geometric shape recently arrived on the plain outside Dream’s castle is speaking to Cain and Abel and about to open.

Issues one to five had pretty clear storytelling, but this one gets confusing at times, and the conclusion is puzzling. Still, I’ve enjoyed reading it and will be interested in what comes next.


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