Issue ten invalidates most of, if not all of, issue nine. Daytripper ends exactly the way I figured it would… Brás is a happy old man. Because Moon and Bá spend the second half of the series goofing around, they miss out on the most interesting parts of the story. Like, where’d the sister go (she finally gets mentioned here)? Or, where’d the half sister go?
The series isn’t misogynistic, but it’s something–it doesn’t recognize women as being as valid characters, only men.
Worse, the whole point of this issue is some letter Brás’s dad wrote him about being a dad. We never got to see Brás as a dad. I don’t think he had a single scene with his kid until this issue.
Daytripper is a lovely effort from a couple guys who draw beautifully.
On some levels, they write well.
But not on the most important ones.
76; writers and artists, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá; colorist, Dave Stewart; letterer, Sean Konot; editor, Pornsak Pichetshote; publisher, Vertigo.