Every once in a while, I like to check in on ongoing series that I initially missed out on. Which is how I wound up reading and loving the latest issue of Kelly Thompson, Carmen Carnero, Tamra Bonvillain, and Clayton Cowles’s Captain Marvel.
There are many reasons you should read Tillie Walden’s On a Sunbeam. The pitch-perfect plot, characters, pacing, and color palette combine to deliver a feels-worthy sci-fi epic.
But because On a Sunbeam is so good (and you’ll likely fly right through it), you might not notice how much characterization Walden’s lettering adds to the story. The dialogue throughout On a Sunbeam does a ton of work, letting readers in on characters’ emotional states and cementing their personalities.
Then, he concluded his massive mega-hit, The Walking Dead, without tipping his hand before the final issue dropped. If you somehow managed to avoid the internet for a couple days before buying your comics on July 3, you’d have had no idea you just bought the last issue of The Walking Dead.
I have not read a lot of Kirkman’s comics, but I love his publishing stunts. And I love Kirkman’s rationale for them, which is simply to make comics surprising again.