Comic Review: The Family Trade #4 (Image)

Family Trade continues it’s “family versus non-family” feud in issue 4. This title, from Image, is written by Justin Jordan and Nikki Ryan illustrated in ink and watercolor by Morgan […]

Family Trade continues it’s “family versus non-family” feud in issue 4.

This title, from Image, is written by Justin Jordan and Nikki Ryan illustrated in ink and watercolor by Morgan Beem.

The art in this title is getting better with every issue. Beem’s coloring is stronger and contrastier, allowing for easier reading. The stronger color also aids the flow of the panels, as Jessa, the lead character, is captured by bad guys. She’s a fun girl to watch. Her assassin training has only gone so far, so she’s forced to improvise her escapes.

In her floating island city, It’s all about control. Various factions are attempting to “tip the canoe” in their favour, and the Family is struggling to prevent that from happening.

It’s a dizzying tale and the sheer number and appearance for the various characters is enough to confuse the reader. But the tale gets richer with each issue, and it’s a fun kaleidoscope of craziness. Jump on the merry-go-round if you dare; it’s fun to be without an anchor for a while!

Image comics, Family Trade 4, $3.99 for the comic story, editorial, and a prose short story. Rated Teen.

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!!