Wayward #15

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Steven Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 30, 2016 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
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The third story arc's explosive finish. All paths lead to war.

Cover A is part five of a five-part panorama. Buy all five issues of this story arc to fit  together into a massive WAYWARD illustration.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Akadavid Mar 30, 2016

    Overall, this story arc has simply been great and issue #15 is the cherry on top! What a great issue, it ties up several loose ends neatly, but certainly opens up Wayward to a much wider world. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 29, 2016

    Wayward #15 was explosive, it was war, and it flipped the world we knew on its head. If you thought you knew what to expect from Wayward from the events that take place in Japan? Boy does this end get the wheels turning in your head wondering where we go from here. Things won't ever be the same after this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 31, 2016

    With a really solid and far too short look at the JSDF in the backup section of the book, Wayward has a lot of fun in going big here to close out this arc. There isn't a true single character focus on the kids side as it's more about Nura's point of view as he tries to secure the future of the yokai with his long view planning style. I actually like this character a lot and the way things connect further back with Tsuchi and the others, which is all given a good nod here. There are a lot of tantalizing bits to this issue in terms of story, but it really wins out best with the pacing and the dynamic action and designs that Cummings brings to the page throughout. It's a book that could get mired in the dialogue but Cummings' artwork really makes each page flow beautifully, especially with the pop that Bonvillain's colors give it, avoiding going garish but still standing out in a really strong way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Apr 3, 2016

    The ending of this third arc opens the world ofWaywardto some fascinating possibilities! JimZuband the rest of the creative team have been able to build this story well and develop intricate, identifiable characters. Readers who havent tried or picked up this book are doing themselves a serious disservice. One doesnt have to know a lot, if anything, about Japanese culture. One the stand-out aspects of the comic is not only that its easily digestible, but cultural context continues to be provided via the essays in the back matter of every issue. Written by the clearly knowledgeable Zack Davisson, the articles provide detailed information about Japans culture and society that pertinent informationto the specificissues content. It almost goes without saying, but just to be safe, there really is no reason to notcheck outthe stellar comic that isWayward. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Mar 31, 2016

    Wayward #15 and the latest Wayward arc as a whole has been an improvement for the series. It fixed a lot of the problems with pacing and the story finally felt like it was getting somewhere. However, while it came away looking good in the story department, sans a few points, it fell short in the character department. The cast just was not developed that well or not at all. This led to an arc that felt hollower than usual and lacked the emotional investment in the characters. Despite it all, if things continue to improve, Wayward looks to have a bright future. Hopefully the next arc is where the characters finally start shining. Read Full Review

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