David Kohl. Kid-with-Knife. An Army Surplus Land Rover. An impossible mission to save a friend. It's like 2006 again. Nothing's change. Except everything has, as THE IMMATERIAL GIRL reveals as it builds towards its climax...
With David taking his bow and using the last of his power from Britannia, Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #5 feels like more of an ending than anything else we've seen from the Phonogram series. As Emily and David's story shifts more into the "present" of 2009-2010, we see the closest they might actually get to growing up. For David, it's learning how to be a decent human being. For Emily, it's accepting her death. Morbid as it can be, Team Phonogram creates a story in this issue that gives the characters room to do that without sacrificing who they are at their cores. With the groundwork laid and with Emily running out of time, the finale looks to be a heart-racer and a heart-wrencher. Read Full Review
I'm intrigued to see how this series will wrap up next month, and I've renewed a simmering love for Phonogram in the five months since it started. While it hasn't been perfect, it's been propulsive, it's been addictive, and it's been catchy, just like all your favorite songs. Read Full Review
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