no_name_'s Echoes #5 - Echoes review

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Who Did It?

The conclusion of the highly acclaimed mini  series concludes here, and it does not disappoint. 


The Good 

It happens to everyone; you'll be reading a comic series and the first issue will absolutely blow you away- but then the creative team fails to deliver as the series progresses. This is a particular problem with horror comics and psychological thrillers where the story sometimes becomes easy for the reader to predict. Guess what? This does not happen here. Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov has managed to craft a five issue mini series that will absolutely blow you away at every turn, and keep you at the edge of your seat. Fialkov has a perfect grasp of how to write a thriller, and executes it brilliantly in the finale of ECHOES. 

The series follows Brian, who discovers a dark and chilling secret  he believes his Father has been hiding for years. Brian quickly notes that he and his Father both share a psychological disfunction, and the fear that Brian (like his father) is capable of the same horrific behavior haunts him. This issue takes an unexpected turn that the reader in no way will see coming. 

The Bad 

The worst part about this issue is that it is the final one in this series. 

The Verdict
One really great thing about this series is that Fialkov definitely leaves the ending open for a sequel to this first volume- and it is definitely something I would love to see him do. Don't pick up this final issue without reading the last four- and if you like a great thriller, don't pass this up. You'll miss out. 

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