Comic Review: White Ash #6 (Scout Comics)

New developments in the new issue of White Ash. Number 6, from Scout Comics. Writer Charlie Stickney takes things further in the small mining community in western Pennsylvania. Buried secrets, […]

New developments in the new issue of White Ash. Number 6, from Scout Comics.

Writer Charlie Stickney takes things further in the small mining community in western Pennsylvania. Buried secrets, open distrust. A bit of lust, a bit of rust. Bits of dusty madness on the surface, and a lot more underneath. It’s a showdown, with Aleck, Lillian, Seth, and the others in the woods, dwarfed by arrows of brooding violence.

Artist Conor Hughes does remarkable work in this issue, with the battle scenes well-drawn, the fluid black lines delineating the borders of Fin Cramb’s fine colouring.

I particularly enjoy the body language of the figures, twisting and turning among the changing dimensions of the border panels. It’s a moving, morphing open-ended adventure in the great wide open. The colouring is full-fledged gorgeous, resulting in an imminently readable book of horror and suspense and fantasy and romance and… you need to check it out!

Issue 7, next issue, will end the first story arc.

Scout Comics, White Ash #6, $3.99 for 24 pages of content. Assume Teen Plus

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!!