Coffin Hill 4 (March 2014)

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Somehow it manages to slide further downhill and redeem itself simultaneously. Kittredge has a cool cliffhanger. As much as the issue flops–Eve’s now a completely lame protagonist–the cliffhanger makes decent promises. So instead of giving up on Coffin Hill, I’m back for another.

Kittredge has a lot of problems with Eve. She can’t write her in flashbacks anymore, because she’s shown all her cards regarding the character and her limits. She can’t write her in the present because her supporting cast is terrible; the scene with the mother, right before the cliffhanger, is astoundingly bad.

But Kittredge can introduce new characters and they can be compelling. For half an issue anyway.

As for Miranda, the art is definitely continuing its slide as well… but without any to save it. There’s lots of weak composition, there’s almost no detail to characters; this comic is not nice looking at all.

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CREDITS

Death upon Her Eyes; writer, Caitlin Kittredge; artist, Inaki Miranda; colorist, Eva De La Cruz; letterer, Travis Lanham; editors, Sara Miller and Shelly Bond; publisher, Vertigo.

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  1. Yeah, monthly sequential art is a bitch. When someone goes from indie to pro status, sometimes that twenty pages a month can really nail you, as Ms. Miranda is finding out.

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