My heart always races when I read a new issue of They're Not Like Us…and that's a good thing. From Image Comics, written by Eric Stephenson, with art by Simon Gane, They're Not Like Us #9 starts in the middle of a trippy club scene where Syd and friends are hanging out. But who is that devilish looking woman near the bar? Trouble, that's who. What starts out as a fun night quickly turns into trouble for the group.
This issue flew by for me. I found myself flipping through the pages anxious to see what was going to happen next. That just goes to show how brilliant Stephenson's writing is. I rarely encounter a panel of dialogue that I feel isn't well written or necessary. He's an incredibly thorough writer. I found the portion of the comic where Syd is trying to figure out what's going on, but keeps being interrupted telepathically very powerful. Gane's art continues to impress me. The characters facial expressions elicit real emotion, which enhances the overall reading experience.
I know I felt like last months issue was a build up issue, and I feel the same way about this one. Don't get me wrong, there are climactic moments that will make your heart sink, but it feels like something even bigger is coming. Be sure to pick up They're Not Like Us #9 this week!
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.