Queen 3 and 4

Creator and Writer Jamie Me
Artist Bernard Gita
Colorist Sean Callahan
Lettering and Design Jamie Me

for more info read Jamie's Facebook page HERE.

The Conclusion.

The story wraps up with a bit of a head scratcher. There was a televised debate while the Prime Minister of the UK, Daniel Camden is held at gunpoint at 10 Downing Street. There are stirrings of a revolution being fomented by the NIDUS organization, aiming to topple down the government. They seek to aid Daniel's chief assistant, Emily Green in their secret plans to help her become the next elected PM.

A bit stiff.

To say that Queen is wooden is an understatement. There is far too little happening between the pages to rate a story. This is usually the opposite, new creators are far too eager to share with you the reader all of the intricacies and plot twists in their newly crafted story, to the point of overwhelming you.

Not enough to go on.

In Queen I got a sense that, yes, forces are at hand to oppose one another in some sort of clash. Yet there is an almost complete lack of action, nothing to let me know the balance of power is about to come crashing down. Without that, a sense of disorientation, the story stays flat and featureless.

The artwork was fairly sure-handed, as well as the coloring, keeping everything in a grayish toned down palette. The quirks in lettering, once started (Emily's thoughts are white letters without balloons in a hand-lettered style) were easy to assimilate. Neri Rearte's faces were a delight to look at, he knows how to convey emotion well (but also needs to work on his figure proportions).

What's left to say? Not that interesting I'm afraid. Ironically, since Queen in its format and story construction set such a perfect stage for drama to unfold, for actions to take place. Only there wasn't any drama or action to speak of.

Next Tuesday:

Left Turns.

a 200-plus page opus by Joshua Ross

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