Comic Review: Sleeping Beauties #6 (IDW Publishing)

The town of Dooling is the setting for Sleeping Beauties #6, the comic that will keep you awake guessing. From IDW. A sleeping sickness that affects only women is the […]

The town of Dooling is the setting for Sleeping Beauties #6, the comic that will keep you awake guessing. From IDW.

A sleeping sickness that affects only women is the forefront of the drama in Dooling. However, the Aurora sickness does not seem to slow down the woman named Eve, who has stepped forth from the nearby forest and has been promptly jailed. No cocoons or flies on Eve, who is plotting and has her own agenda!

The IDW comic is adapted from Stephen King and Owen King’s horror novel by Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) with visuals by Alison Sampson (Hit-Girl, Winnebago Graveyard)! Colours are by Triona Tree Farrell. Letters by Valerie Lopez.

Issue 6 is a wandering, pensive one. Perhaps a recap, fluttering like the monarch butterfly from scene to scene, outlining the all-female new society, how Dooling was transforming into a new place in the long haul. Woman collectives, supporting and cooperating. It’s not a new feminine Eden however, with murder-suicides and disappearances occurring through town. The drawings are detailed and pensive, expressive, and realistically realized.
It’s a hard-working comic, pushing the boundaries, bending the plantings, darkening the word balloons. It’s virulent and coming your way, to your LCS, to your subconscious.

IDW, Sleeping Beauties #6, $3.99 for 23 pages of story. Mature

Alan Spinney

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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!!