Comic Review: Days Of Hate #5 (Image)

New from Image is Days of Hate 5: Surgery. Let’s look inside! Days of Hate, a story of how people deal with the world’s increasingly polarized views on government surveillance […]

New from Image is Days of Hate 5: Surgery. Let’s look inside!

Days of Hate, a story of how people deal with the world’s increasingly polarized views on government surveillance of its citizens, proceeds a step further to its conclusion in issue 5 of its 12 issue run.

It’s America in 2022, and as the issue’s description reads: ‘This country has always been at war”.

Writer Ales Kot, illustrator Danijel Zezelj (with Jordie Bellaire on colours) weave, in this issue, a parallel picture of three simultaneous events. The comic page is divided into three horizontal panels, and we read them as happening as the same time; an attack is being planned. But the government knows about it. And personal conversations are helping determine the fates of several people.

That’s enough to know for now, and enough to keep us wanting more. The issue is a quick read this time out, with dialogue at a bare minimum. But silence can be powerful in the hands of good storytellers, and this is a strong example of power. Drawings, colour, mood will keep you in suspense, wanting more!

Image comics, Days of Hate 5, $3.99 for 26 pages of content, Rated Mature.

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!