Review: The Conjuring: The Lover #4
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writers: David L. Johnson-McGoldrick, Rex Ogle, Ray Fawkes
Artist: Garry Brown, Dave Johnson, and Christopher Mitten
Colorist: Brennan Wagner, Dave Johnson, Mike Spicer
Letters: Becca Carey, Dave Johnson
Review by: Kendra Hale
The Conjuring: The Lover #4 comes with the same level of eerie talent we have come to know and love as readers. In issue #3 we saw that Jess was being tricked by the Demon in order to take the one person who seemed to care away. Right after the events with the bus is where we are brought back into Jess’ story. Let’s dive in!
First She Was Chosen
After what happened with the bus, now even Kyle has abandoned Jess. Worse yet, just two short days later the Dean of her school makes the decision to dismiss Jess from the campus permanently. If that wasn’t bad enough, her Dad meets her as her Mother refused to come, her parents wonder why she would have done all this on purpose.
The cold shoulder lasts even days after Jess is back in Brookfield. Her Dad seems to be on her side but as Jess continues dealing with Demon, her Mother is the least of her troubles. Finally Katie answers her call and joy enters Jess’s heart for the first time in months. But the Demon play the most terrible of tricks and the night visit becomes on of terror and despondency.
Then She Was Haunted
This issue doesn’t disappoint readers with the addition of hilarious ads. Ones for joining the Junior Exorcist Club of America or not missing the Saturday Witching Hour. With animated series including Annabelle, Valak, and Bathsheba.
The “Tales From The Artifact Room: The Sleeping Song” is especially sad this issue. The story tells of a Mother who has lost her daughter and a little boy in the mirror of the toy music box that seems to know her daughter’s lullaby…and how her daughter died.
“I don’t know which is worse. The sound of that music or the silence of when it stops.”
The incredible team that puts these books together has done it again. David L. Johnson-McGoldrick, Rex Ogle, and Ray Fawkes set an atmosphere with their writing whether it is the main story or the side treats. The artist’s Garry Brown, Dave Johnson, Christopher Mitten, Brennan Wagner, and Mike Spicer keep everyone on their toes and peering into the shadows looking for what is watching from the darkness.
None at all. At this point I couldn’t find one if I tried.
The Conjuring: The Lover #4 brings us a breath away from how Jess’s story will end and whether she will survive or be dragged to hell. I am on the literal edge of my seat with anticipation.
Images Courtesy Of DC Entertainment