This book was a strange and interesting trip to take for four issues, giving readers who are new to Gabriel Hernandez’ work (people like myself) an opportunity to dip a toe slightly into the deep waters of the creator of Love and Rockets, along with giving us some gorgeous artwork (as is the expectation) from Darwyn Cooke. The first issue of this series floored me, and made me certain I would not miss an issue. The first issue reminded me why Vertigo does what it does so well, and showed me that they were far from over making independent stories come to life in ways that DC doesn’t often foray into.
But this issue just wasn’t up to par for the rest of the series. Not that this issue was some abhorrent monster, or some sort of slapped together “thing” that only barely resembles an ending- on the contrary, this book continues to look gorgeous and to be a well drawn piece of work, but the story seemingly was thrown aganst the wall to see what sticks for this last issue; and what stuck to the wall in the last issue of Twilight Children? Not much.
The ending was inscrutable, without a clear answer in sight. And the scene meant to be the prologue to the story answers little to nothing about what transpired over the four issues. I don’t know if this book suffered under the same delusions that Lost did, that creators proposed a great pitch for an opening story, but never thought to formulate an ending, so when the time came to wrap things up, everything had been squandered in the efforts to craft the idea behind the story that the actual conclusion was something beyond their grasp.
But still, this book is gorgeous, and maybe with some retooling, and possibly a new ending, the collected edition of this story could read better and with a bit more cohesion. Hopefully there will either be more story told for this, or a new and “proper” ending given to us, because I really felt more than a bit let down by the way things ended. I still feel like there should ha