By Philip Schweier
July 3, 2019 - 08:44
My only regret with the climax is that I saw
beforehand how one plot element would play out. But I also caught a few sly
sub-references to other bits of genre fiction and pop culture. Like MST3K, you either get the reference or
you don’t, and that’s not something Ellis should apologize for. Quite the
contrary. If you overlook it, it just demonstrates how effectively it was
blended into the narrative.
In tried and true comic book fashion, the really bad guys get what’s coming to them, while the heroes remain such not because they do good, but because they battle the evil within themselves and win. It’s not an easy victory. Sure this is the final issue, but I won’t blame them if they choose to retire permanently after this.
This series gave me new appreciation for the
artwork of Jon Davis-Hunt. I’m not sure where he goes from here, though it says
WildCATS will return in August. No
word if he’ll be involved or not, but it would make sense.