And Then I Read: UNFOLLOW #11

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This book has what I think of as a runaway train plot. It starts out rolling along smoothly, then gradually the speed and jostling of events increases and characters struggle more and more to keep their feet. You know there’s going to be a big crash down the line. Here we follow several main threads: a group of Unfollowers in Akira’s compound in Japan, where cult leader Akira himself seems to be struggling to keep his sanity, and the compound has become more of a prison than a refuge, at least according to Unfollower Courtney. Then there’s another group on an island in the Caspian Sea. They were supposed to be under the protection of a Russian Mafia group there, but now are in the middle of a firefight between two Mafia groups. Meanwhile, The Mask Not Rubinstein seems to be watching and controlling events from a safe location, and making plans to kill lots more of the Unfollowers, with the aim of getting more of the inherited billions of dollars for himself. Nice work by writer Rob Williams and artist Mike Dowling, with big things promised for next issue, perhaps that train wreck?


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