Image Comics Review: Coffin Bound #7

Review: Coffin Bound #7

Coffin Bound #7

 

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Dan Watters

Artist: Dani

Colorist: Brad Simpson

Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

 

Reviewer: Tony Farina

Summary

BIG SWORDS! SHARP SUITS! INHERENT DECAY!
With more killers on her tail, Taqa must decide whether to trust in God or earthly loved ones for protection. But the closer she comes to death, the closer she inches to her goal. Perhaps she can hold on just a little longer…

Positives

Coffin Bound #7 is sublime. It is genius. There is something so spectacular about there set up. There are two paths colliding here, or maybe one. Taqa doesn’t know for sure, so how are we to know? Dan Watters has been making us all feel lost and in pain for 7 issues now and yet, we don’t become angry with him. He makes us want to come along on the ride by creating characters who are so real, who feel so much that we can totally relate to them even though this world is nonsensical. He makes the familiar unfamiliar and the bizarre seem normal. Every single issue reads like poetry. I think that helps soften the blows of some of the hard to grasp concepts and philosophical ideas of this series.

The fact that Dani is there, guiding this along helps. She is a treasure. Readers of this book should be sending thank you notes to her for making our brains work overtime. I am not sure anything like this will come our way anytime soon. I could go on and on, but I will just share another page of her glorious work.

Negatives

Coffin Bound #7 has no flaws. The only negative I can possible attribute to this book is that I now must wait 28 days for the conclusion of this arc.

Verdict

Coffin Bound #7 is a visual masterpiece. The gut wrenching story telling would make for my next favorite novel, but luckily, Watters found Dani and we have this. Normally, saying you can’t unsee something has negative connotations. The fact that you will not be able to unsee this issue is a good thing. I close my eyes and I can see some of the panels. It is epic. I can’t imagine what the final issue of this arc is going to look like, but I can’t wait to see.

 

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Tony Farina

I am a writing professor at Siena Heights University. I have been reading comics for over 30 years. The first comic I bought was in 1984. Green Lantern 176. First appearance of the Demolition Team. Favorite Robin: Tim Drake Favorite Green Lantern: Jessica Cruz Favorite Flash: Barry Allen Favorite Batgirl: Barbara Gordon Favorite Nightwing outfit: Disco Favorite Batman: Duh, There can be only one