Comic Review: Lightstep #5 (Dark Horse)

Lightstep, the sci-fi adventure ends its miniseries with issue #5. It’s been a visually fascinating space ride with January Lee and Jazzman. Written by Ivan Brankovic, with unbelievable art by […]

Lightstep, the sci-fi adventure ends its miniseries with issue #5. It’s been a visually fascinating space ride with January Lee and Jazzman.

Written by Ivan Brankovic, with unbelievable art by Milos Slavkovic, Lightstep has combined seemingly endless mind-twisting story concepts with simply stunning visuals.

It’s about searching the universe for answers while running for your life.

In issue five, story strands wrap themselves up, but other new strands emerge. The panels are larger this time around; there is a sense of being pulled toward the conclusion of Lightstep. Figures launch themselves, angled toward the side of the page. The momentum is invigorating if a bit breathless and hurried. Faces seem a bit distorted as if drawn from an angle.

It’s ‘pulp’, it’s sci-fi, it’s radio and retro drama. It’s Heavy Metal/ Metal Hurlant, it’s wild wild west. It’s clingy clothing and bug-eyed monsters.

Dark Horse, Lightstep #5, $3.99 for 26 pages of content. Not rated, assume Teen +

Alan Spinney

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