Indie Comics Review: The Silver Coin #4
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: Image Comics
Written By: Jeff Lemire
Art and Letters By: Michael Walsh
Colors By: Michael Walsh and Toni Marie Griffin
Created By: Chip Zdarsky, Michael Walsh, Ed Brisson, Jeff Lemire, and Kelly Thompson
Review by: Kendra Hale
The Silver Coin #4 switches gears to the future with a story titled “2467” by Jeff Lemire. A dystopian world where the police use remote drones and the populace is divided by a wall barrier is our setting. Those outside the wall to survive by any means necessary. Technology is Queen but…as we are about to see it can also be the downfall.
Stack The Pile High
A new civilization build upon the rotting skeletons of the ones that came before sets our scene. Officer Dudley is looking for action. He uplinks to the system and has no trouble finding a 413 in progress. Scavengers are robbing a poor soul and a heady police chase leads the surviving Scavenger into the underground and into the graveyard of the past life.
A coin calls out to be found in the debris and fallout of a past way of living. Our Scavenger finds it and uploads what is only known as a virus into her being. Things are about to change and it all begins with a very interesting conversation.
Jeff Lemire gives us in his tale notes of RoboCop, Demolition Man, and even hints of The Grudge. Michael Walsh and Toni Marie Griffin execute this to perfection. There are indeed some cringe worthy moments of the squeamish variety in The Silver Coin #4. They are delicious!
Patience is not a virtue.
The Silver Coin is truly a unique and delightful bit of horror with each scrumptious bite. With each issue released they each fall in the category of my favorite as one after another they knock down any expectations I may have had for what is to come. Give in to your joy and read The Silver Coin #4.
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