Comic Review: White Ash #4 (Scout Comics)

With its fourth issue, White Ash, from Scout Comics shows us more magic, more myth, and more marvelous story invention. Writer Charlie Stickney continues the saga of the young guy […]

With its fourth issue, White Ash, from Scout Comics shows us more magic, more myth, and more marvelous story invention.

Writer Charlie Stickney continues the saga of the young guy from the mining town who sticks around and finds that living in his town is not simply a ‘minor’ thing. This western Pennsylvania town has more secrets than you can shake, well, an arrow at. Elves, arrows, and who do you trust with your father’s health? Aleck and Lillian, are they a couple?

Without a doubt, the twists and turns in the plot, the time leaps forward and backward, and the double-crossing make for enchanted and engaging reading. This is not a lightweight story. Plus, the art; Conor Hughes contributes art and lettering, plus even the awesome cover of issue 4. Colourist Fin Cramb keeps it luscious and full chroma throughout, making this title one of the most vibrant and refreshing comic book titles to follow. White Ash’s characters inhabit their town, seem real enough in the flexible and expressive hands of Conor Hughes, bring us their joys and fears, and make us want to know more. Bravo!

Scout Comics, White Ash #4, $3.99 for 34 pages of content. Assume Teen rating

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

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!!