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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sheep Comic Review: Ten Grand #4 by J. Michael Straczynski

Ten Grand #4 
By: J. Michael Straczynski
Published August 7, 2013
Image Comics

Joe Fitzgerald has been to heaven many times...or at least someplace that looks a lot like heaven if you didn't know any better. But now he's going somewhere he's never been before: into Hell itself, in pursuit of the woman he loves. What he finds there will change his life forever

Joe Fitzgerald has a bad feeling that something is wrong in the afterlife, and when his attempts to summon his angelic informant fail time and again, Joe worries Laura isn't as safe in Heaven as was originally promised.

His hunt for the leader of the Divine Will cult has now led to seek out the same man he killed two years ago--the same man who killed him and Laura. And since he can't talk with the angel to find out what's happening, Joe seeks out alternative means, which send him to some haunted ruins in the middle of the city. Once he finds out for sure there's something wrong in Heaven, Joe has no other choice but to sneak into Hell.

The private eye schtick really takes a backseat in this issue, as Joe turns into a crusader to save Laura. I might otherwise be a little annoyed in the wild shift in focus, but the artwork is so mesmerizing and the journey Joe takes in rescuing the woman he loves is so intense, I'm just totally enamored by this series, still.

I guess the whole Sarah/Debbie storyline was a means to get to the real focus, which is Joe and Laura. Fine by me. Straczynski and Templesmith are doing a bangup job hooking me with this series. It's gritty and poetic and terrifying all at once. And it looks like the fifth issue might do more to push the story even further than this fourth issue. Can't wait to find out what happens next.

5 Sheep
Guest Reviewer: Gef Fox 
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