Comic Review: Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #6 (Image Comics)

Dio and friends launch into the offensive as they make their way to face off against Tako and the armed forces of the Teeth in this chaotic conclusion to Grrl […]

Dio and friends launch into the offensive as they make their way to face off against Tako and the armed forces of the Teeth in this chaotic conclusion to Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost!

Mahfood concludes this installment with a humorously chaotic bang! From little moments of witty banter to little nods of satire to 90’s comics, to ballistic madness that spirals across the pages, Mahfood crafts a satisfying conclusion to this trippy installment of the Grrl Scouts saga. Dio’s journey to find the ashes of her ex-boyfriend (Billy) ashes is a heartwarming and cathartic mission that will leave readers a little misty while all of the action and humor occur. Mahfood is effective at balancing the bombastic action and hilarity with meditations on memories and the concepts of death, and how it can be transformative and cathartic when honoring one’s loved ones.

In regards to the art, much like the writing, it’s chaotically stylistic in all the best ways, with the usual Mahfood recipe that readers have come to know of his work, with paint splats, screen tones, spot colors, and all kinds of dynamic, psychedelic layouts that is pleasing to read. There are some elements of watercolor that are incorporated into this issue that fits perfectly for some of the cathartic moments that Dio experiences throughout the issue. From the lettering to the spot coloring, this issue has a much better balance than the previous issues where everything feels more refined than ever before, making this a satisfying conclusion to this entry of this series. Carmen Acosta also does a great job with the design work of the book, keeping everything uniformed, and stylistic to Mahfood’s sensibilities.

This is a wickedly enjoyable conclusion to this entry of the Grrl Scouts saga. If you’re looking for some fun psychedelic comics that are energetic, humorous, and action-packed, with a vision that is unique to the creators sensibilities, then Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghosts is that book for you. I highly recommend this title as one to pick on your pull list and add it to your library of great comics made by creators that have a unique voice of their own. Pick it up as soon as it is released for new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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