We've arrived at the fifth issue of the incredibly fantastic Edward Scissorhands series, which is also the end to the first ARC. From IDW Publishing, written by Kate Leth, with art by Drew Rausch, Edward Scissorhands #5 is a heart-pounding action packed issue. With Eli having kidnapped a young boy named Philip, the town assumes that the culprit is Edward. This issue focuses on Megs mission to show the town that Eli is the one responsible for all the chaos, while Edward is the kind soul he's always been.
I'm not going to lie, there were a few points throughout this issue where I thought, "Oh no, this doesn't look good for Edward." So, I felt very anxious most of the time I read, hoping that things would work out. For example, the whole town kind of crowds outside of Edward's home, and Megs asks if there is an alternate way to leave. Well, there is, but whilst in that dark tunnel, Edward accidentally cuts Megs. As soon as that happened I thought for sure that someone would see it and condemn Edward forever, for something that was an innocent mistake. After all, the loveable character has been impacted by situations like that in his past. So I applaud Kate Leth for re-visiting a familiar instance, and keeping readers on their toes as the issues have progressed.
I'm not going to give away how things end up, because it's important for you to experience that yourself. I will say that I think this comic is one of the best comics on shelves right now. Edward Scissorhands has been an iconic character for years, and to be able to experience his continuing story in this medium is a spectacular feeling. Leth's script continues to peak my curiosity. She's a fantastic writer. Plus, I could look at Drew Rausch's art all day every day. The way he draws Edward with these adorable innocent expressions on his face melts my heart. If you couldn't tell already, I feel incredibly enthusiastic about what this comic has accomplished thus far and what will come from it in the future.
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.