Ah… what’s up with that cover right? I mean I guess if this is your first exposure to Colder (get it?) then that cover is no biggies, but for long time readers… yeah. That aside Colder: The Bad Seed #5 was interesting. I don’t know if the ending was as strong as the previous volume, but I definitely liked the reveals. We learn basically everything there is to know about Declan and it casts him in a different light than the first series and definitely the first issue of this the second series.
I suppose that’s what interesting about this issue, not so much the story but where it takes the story. Now granted things happen in this issue to put the story in an interesting spot for the next volume, but without getting to deal with the results instantly it robs the experience a little.
Paul Tobin excels with the back story this issue. He carefully and quickly mapped out Declan’s entire life. It sucks you into the world and frankly I wanted to explore it more. You really can’t now unless there’s something hidden in the details, but it was that good. There’s also the potential of a new character introduced, but if and how they’ll play a role is yet to be seen and I could be completely off.
Juan Ferreyra continues to impress. I don’t see how anyone that picks this book up doesn’t just continue to follow just to see what he’ll come up with next. The big finale at the end of the issue is as beautiful as it is disgusting, which is also the best way to describe this series and I don’t mean that in a bad way.
Where will this series go next? I don’t know. What will Reece and Declan’s relationship be like? I don’t know, but I imagine there will be difficult conversations in the future and then there’s the other issue of… well you’ll just have to read this issue won’t you. I don’t know what will happen is the point, but I want to be here to find out.