Supernatural History-Mystery Goners #5 Is Complex And Surprising
Fresh off my binge read, I was happy to have a new issue of Goners to read this week. From Image Comics, Goners #5, written by Jacob Semahn, with art by Jorge Corona, is an extremely dense issue. Right off the bat, I would recommend going into it with the knowledge that you should read it twice; once for pure pleasure and excitement, and twice to go back and absorb all of the details. When we left off with Josiah and Zoe in issue four, they had just discovered that Josiah's "mother" is the Succubus, Seph. In this issue, we have a bunch of different things going on. You'll see Josiah and Zoe in Bellweather Sanatorium dealing with Seph, Francis, Lyle, Ezra, Gail, and Hank attempting to fight off some demons, and a ton of historical flashbacks.
Semahn's script is complicated, but incredibly well written. He throws a lot of information at you, but don't be discouraged. Goners is an incredibly complex, thorough, terrifying tale. You won't be able to put it down. The pattern of the way the plot is presented results in a continuous surprising feeling. You get sucked into what's going on with Josiah and Zoe, just to be yanked from that story and thrown into a past event. It's truly enthralling. I want to comment on Jorge Corona's style of illustrating the Latimer's past. I find it to be a nice break from the dark gloom of the rest of the book. Don't get me wrong, it's all very gloomy, but those scenes feel a bit lighter. All in all, the art continues to be fantastic to look at. If you're a fan of supernatural beings with a historical mysterious plot, you should absolutely pick up Goners!
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.