Daytripper 7 (August 2010)

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Here’s a… well, I don’t know what this issue is or does yet.

Moon and Bá bring sensationalism to Daytripper with this issue like I never would have expected. It’s a sequel to the previous issue, instead of a standalone and it ends with Jorge (the protagonist’s best friend) going insane and killing him, then killing himself.

By being a direct sequel–clearly Brás didn’t die in this continuity while looking for Jorge last issue–it raises the question of continuity in a different way. Are there different timelines where Brás dies in different ways, somewhat unrelated to each other (i.e. in one he has a sister, in another he doesn’t)? Is Daytripper going to end with Brás an old man?

It’s an okay issue–the weakest of the series–just because it’s so sensationalist. I’m not sure why Moon and Bá covered the story now, instead of just waiting.

CREDITS

38; writers and artists, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá; colorist, Dave Stewart; letterer, Sean Konot; editor, Pornsak Pichetshote; publisher, Vertigo.

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