Review: Raven, Daughter of Darkness #10 of 12
By Philip Schweier
Dec 20, 2018 - 14:14
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artist(s): Pop Mhan
Colourist(s): Lovern Kindzierski
Letterer(s): Saida Temofonte
Cover Artist(s): Ashley Witter
That right there is the crux of this particular issue. Instead of layering on more and more confusion, Wolfman revisits Raven’s home life for a brief interlude, bringing to mind those days when Peter Parker struggled with the financial woes at home while fighting crime as Spider-Man. While not entirely necessary in a supernatural storyline, it’s nice that it’s addressed in some manner.
In the course of this series, Pop Mhan’s artwork has matured significantly. I don’t feel like I’m noticing so many questionable artistic choices, and instead I’m simply seeing the illustrations as they work with the words.
There is a development in this chapter that seems either A.) a waste of a token character; or B.) a plot point to be revisited later. As much as I would hate option A, option B would be even worse. I fear B is a predictable trope of the reluctant hero bailing in the interest of self-preservation, only to return at the 11th hour to save the day.