Review: Orphan Black #4

Yay, I've been looking forward to when the comic would tackle my favorite clone, Cosima. This issue delves into Cosima's past before we met her on the show. It shows us how she knew Beth (which was insinuated but not shown (to my memory at least)). It also tells the tale of her first monitor, a girl called Emi who is the singer of a band and Cosima's girlfriend. This is all juxtaposed with information we have from the show that shows Cosima getting suspicious of Delphine, her new monitor (which we all know from the show right?). I really enjoyed seeing Emi and Cosimas relationship. Cosima is totally unaware that Emi is a monitor and breaks up with her because the relationship has run its course, because Beth has asked her to change majors which requires a relocation to Minneapolis. Emi, just like Delphine eventually does, has fallen in love with Cosima and doesn't want to lose her. It's really great seeing how she turns into a psycho-ex and that Cosima never suspects her, or spares a thought for what happens to her. I'd love it if some of this came up in the TV show.

OB04-coverAs seems to be the pattern for this comic, the ending blends into the next story, transitioning from one clone’s perspective to another. next issue will focus on Rachel, the power-mad bi-atch clone that messes stuff up for the others (did anyone watch the season 3 finale? be interesting to see what she does next).

The artists are the same but the style feels a little different. I don't know if this is to give each characters issue a different feel or the team is just changing things up. Either way it'll be interesting to see what they will do when two clones (or more) appear in the same story.

Score: 4/5 (Because I'd actually like to see some of this incorporated into the show to make it feel really cohesive.)

Orphan Black #4 Writer: John Fawcett and Graeme Manson and Jody Houser Artist: Alan Quah and Cat Staggs Colorist: Chris Fenoglio Publisher: IDW Publishing Price: $3.99 Release Date: 6/24/15 Format: Ongoing, Print/Digital