Missing out a review last month of Savior gave me time to really miss this comic. It wakes me up. It makes me wonder why other comics can’t be as interesting or mysterious. I can’t quite figure out what Savior is? Actually, we don’t see much of his current character in this issue, so don’t get your hopes up. What we see instead is this rising action of his character becoming a Savior for this town. The rumors have already started, so now it is time to get the word out and make this god known infamous. The church service is happening today, so tons of people from all over have come to pay tribute to this hurt town. But you will notice quickly that the people want to talk more about Savior than anything else. In a phrase, it gives them hope. You really don’t know how Savior is reacting to this, but I am sure he is just confused like the rest of them. So that leads me to wonder what the “normal” people who don’t know what think think about it all. Cassie seems to be doing her job and working on some discovery about Savior.
Otherwise, the story focuses on Savior’s past and what some weird occurrences in his life. For me, it is strange to think that he was just a child and lived a normal life. You would think he came down for heaven or whatever you want to say. Again, it is a matter of discovery what his true history is.
What I love about Savior, the comic, is how the writers give tons of foreshadowing. It isn’t done in a corny way at all. Brian Holguin and Todd McFarlane give us little crumbs that keep the reader guessing. And they don’t forget about the crumbs they left. Each issue builds upon the next and some even get solved. It works out perfectly. My favorite crumb this week is this negative feeling you get about those crazy church people thinking that god wanted those people to die in the plane crash. Something is going to happen with these people. Plus we see no sign of Malcolm either. How does a main character go from all over to nothing at all? Something is brewing. There are some other crumbs as well. Especially with Savior. But I have to say that as much as this church annoys me, it equally, if not more, intrigues me. I want to see where this goes. I want to see what Savior thinks about it.
I try to mention the art in every single issue of Savior, because it is quite fascinating to look at. It is very realistic but what I have noticed in every issue is this background fade that happens. At certain moments, the background is given this clouded effect which really makes the panels or characters that are in focus pop. So the artist can create this crowd or this small town and still focus the eye to what is important. It is really cool to see it take full effect in this issue.
All in all, obviously I am still digging this comic. Thi is probably the most boring issue yet, but it is building to something much bigger so I can’t say that it isn’t worth it. I don’t think there will be an issue that isn’t worth it. So once again, get Savior and enjoy the hell out of it.