Comic Review: Days Of Hate #4 (Image Comics)

Days of Hate #4, from Image, continues ‘to tighten the noose’ indeed! Chapter 4, (of 12) entitled “The Administration of Fear”, is all about just that: intimidation, mostly in the […]

Days of Hate #4, from Image, continues ‘to tighten the noose’ indeed!

Chapter 4, (of 12) entitled “The Administration of Fear”, is all about just that: intimidation, mostly in the form of the unknown. Unknown visitors who drop in on your family, who make polite conversation until you wander into your house, then it’s all business. Unknown people with an agenda that stays largely unknown and uncomfortable to be around. The future is an unkind place.

This is a fascinating series to read: I am impressed with the terse dialogue (writer: Ales Kot), and highly impressed with the claustrophobic, moody artwork of Danijel Zezelj, with colours by Jordie Bellaire. This title has some of the best atmosphere in comics today: you can feel the tension in the graphics, which are thick line drawings, never ‘fussy’, but just right. One panel leading seamlessly in the next; doing just what a story should do.

It’s conversations, it’s surveillance, it’s paranoia in 2022, with a tension that’s all its own. Check this one out!

Image Comics, Days of Hate #4, $3.99 for 32 pages of content. Mature Readers.

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!!