Dark Horse Review: COLONEL WEIRD: COSMAGOG #4
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Tyler Crook
Colours: Tyler Crook
Letters: Tyler Crook
Reviewed By: Derek McNeil
Colonel Weird: Cosmagog #4: Trapped in a cosmic pattern and losing his mind, Colonel Weird has a final revelation taking him back to where everything started–and reveals the way toward freedom.
With Colonel Weird: Cosmagog #4, Randall Weird comes to the end of his quest to remember something vital that he has forgotten. He finally remembers his friend, the robot Talky Walky. And once he remembers Talky, he is able to locate her in the Para-Zone.
After reading the conclusion of Black Hammer: Age of Doom, I had wondered what happened to Talky Walky. I am pleased to see that Lemire has finally tied off that hanging thread in a satisfying manner, giving both Col. Weird and Talky a happy ending.
There is one particular page that I absolutely loved. On this page, Tyler Crook shows various scenes from Randall Weird’s life as seen in previous issues. However, on this page, we see that Talky Walky was by the colonel’s side in every instance. I also love the tribute to Le Petit Prince on the cover.
It doesn’t appear that Colonel Weird has fully recovered his wits, but it appears that he has regained an important stabilizing influence in Talky. And I think he realizes this, as shown in his decision to let Talky make the decision on where to explore next. As he tells his robot companion, “I am tired of always trying to go the right way. Maybe it’s time… you took control.
I have absolutely no problems with either this issue or the miniseries in general. Lemire’s story is a flawless masterpiece and Crook’s artwork is impeccable.
At first, it was hard to see where this story was headed, but Colonel Weird: Cosmagog was a perfect ending to the story, wrapping it up beautifully. I am ecstatic to see Colonel Weird and Talky Walky get their “happily ever after ending” they were denied in the main Black Hammer series.