Oblivion Song #14 // Review
Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici continue to build upon their ever-expanding universe. Even after a three-year time jump, the series manages to keep readers guessing at every corner. With such a rich cast of characters to follow, the slow burn aspect of the series has proven to pay off in tremendous ways previously as we follow the lives of each individual character. This series is not one to miss.
With Philadelphia and Oblivion now bleeding into one another, society has now shaped itself around the last Transference, taking place before the jump into the future. With new cures and more funding thanks to Oblivion research, Nathan Cole is released from his prison sentence to help with exploring across the alien dimension once again. As a new evil appears in Oblivion, the massacre takes place in their wake as this chapter closes out.
The stunning art of Lorenzo De Felici continues to bolster the story as the quintessential look for the title. De Felici knows this world inside and out, Althea juxtaposition between Earth and Oblivion creates a new flavor or soap opera drama and sci-fi horror to create the beautiful melody that is Oblivion Song. Annalisa Leoni contrasts the mundane scenes on Earth with the bright hues of the alien's lands with her fantastic color works. This series continues to fire on all cylinders each and every month.
Robert Kirkman continues to play on the slow burn, building ever so slightly with each issue, building upon the characters rather than some cheap spectacle. Even with Nathan Cole acting as the main protagonist, the ensemble cast truly makes this series feel more abundant and more alive. Kirkman shows readers that he still has an absolute talent for character and world building as he continues to add further layers with each new chapter.
Oblivion Song is a sleeper title, but a must-read nonetheless. With such high regard for The Walking Dead by many readers and non-comic book readers as well as the likes of Invincible, this series is poised for greatness while already off to a fantastic start with its second volume. Where writers could completely fumble a time jump, Kirkman makes excellent use of this device allowing him to push the story forward in all new ways while still never losing what made it great to start with.