Comic Review: The Low, Low Woods #6 (DC Comics)

With issue six of The Low Low Woods from DC, we slither across the psychedelic finish line of the miniseries. It’s a done deal. It’s been a great run; Octavia […]

With issue six of The Low Low Woods from DC, we slither across the psychedelic finish line of the miniseries. It’s a done deal.

It’s been a great run; Octavia and El made early discoveries about the above ground and below ground existence in Shudder-To-Think, the former mining town in US. Twisted roots and winding mysteries abound in this tale, and then there are the mutated species, the low woods themselves, and the fact that people tend to forget what’s happened to them.

Scary stuff, and this final issue expands the panel size, reduces the dialogue, and broadens the explanations. The morning may dawn brightly, but there’s a purple haze to the surroundings. The spooky stuff is spooky right to the end, no worries. Heaven On Earth is not what it claims, and the realization among the townies is a sobering one.

Strongly written by Carmen Maria Machado with Joe Hill, beautifully illustrated and gorgeously coloured by Dani Strips.

DC Black Label, The Low Low Woods (#6 of 6), $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Age 17+

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