And Then I Read: TWILIGHT CHILDREN 4

TwilightChildren4Image © Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke.

The first three issues of this series were terrific, with mysteries of all kinds springing up, characters disappearing, then returning transformed, glowing spheres that are dangerously unpredictable, and tension building around the beautiful blonde woman who appears suddenly on the beach of a small seaside town. Everyone is trying to figure things out; the local children, their parents, the sheriff, a scientific investigator, even some sort of covert agents. In this final issue I expected big revelations, or at least mysteries solved. Instead, the strangeness fades back into mundane reality with few answers. I have to say I’m a little disappointed. Perhaps there are elements here I didn’t understand, or perhaps it’s meant to be simply a temporary trip into the twilight zone that fades like a dream from the lives it touched. The art has been terrific, I loved the characters, it’s the plot that feels unfinished and unsatisfying.

Mildly recommended.

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