[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Rachael Stott, Felipe Sobeird
What’s the craziest thing your mother ever told you? What’s the craziest thing your mother ever did to you? For Tabitha, the craziest thing her mother ever did was hate her, despise her, neglect her, and of course, use her to get better ratings on TV. That only gets topped by Tabitha’s mother telling her the truth, Selena cloned herself so that her clone could finally see her son by manipulating Tabitha into helping her clone, also, the original Selena died two weeks ago.
So how’s your day going?
After taking a moment to process everything, Tabitha knows what she needs to do, dish out some revenge. Leaving Selena (2) dying on the ground, she jumps to a new string to give Bubba a serious beat down. Starting with the mob boss, Tabitha’s killing spree begins. She bursts through a window with a knife and begins attacking. She takes a number of little cuts and dings from the goons but after ripping her shirt off she literally claps her hands together, crushing the mob bosses head.
That’s when Bubba stops the killing spree with a cowardly hold up. Tabitha loose it and goes off, How could Bubba hate Selena or Tabitha? They loved him, for different reasons, but they did. Selena did everything she could to be with him. Their mother deceived everyone she could to find Bubba. Implanted thoughts. Stole from the mob. Yeah, mom’s are great eh? But why the hell does Bubba hate her!?
What will Tabitha do now?
While the art of Rachael Stott and colors of Sobeird are wonderful and vivid, creating a crazy world as well as setting tone perfectly. The best part of this issue and arc has been the writing. Spurrier has given us an emotional and fascinating character. Over this theatrical and crazy story we have come to know Tabitha and her most soul crushing moments. She will be a character you want to keep reading.
There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.
Motherlands #6 is a fantastic issue with a bloody, gritty, and emotional ending. Be sure to pick this issue up!