Comics / Comic Reviews / DC Comics

Review: Spencer & Locke #4


By Philip Schweier
July 19, 2017 - 04:43

Spencer & Locke has come to an enjoyable conclusion, filled with the same kind of childhood angst depicted in flashback style we’ve come to expect; tragic in a way, but thankfully not lethal.

As for the greater mystery that Locke has been investigating, it comes to a satisfying resolution. Nothing too easy for an armchair detective like myself (I’ve read too many of those lately), but sensible when one knows the answer. It fulfills the basics of Occam’s Razor without dumbing down below the reader’s level.

In looking at the overall series through a sharper lens, I see subtleties to the artwork I may have overlooked before, and recognize how newcomer Santiago has risen to the challenge of a four-issue series. I am confident he has a bright future in comics if he can maintain this same level of work.

But in a way, I’m disappointed in Spencer & Locke. Disappointed that it’s ended, and disappointed I’ll have to wait indefinitely for the next installment. Perhaps four issues was too short, but I’d much rather see four very well done issues, than see it padded out to make the obligatory six most trade paperbacks are comprised of. Lower page count = lower price point = more sales. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Rating: 10/10

Last Updated: August 31, 2023 - 08:12

    RSS       Mobile       Contact        Advertising       Terms of Service    ComicBookBin

© Copyright 2002-2023, Toon Doctor Inc. - All rights Reserved. All other texts, images, characters and trademarks are copyright their respective owners. Use of material in this document (including reproduction, modification, distribution, electronic transmission or republication) without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. Toon Doctor ® is registered trademarks of Toon Doctor Inc. Privacy Policy