A Voice in the Dark 5 (March 2014)

A Voice in the Dark #5It’s a talking heads issue. Conversation after conversation after conversation. Not in a bad way, as Taylor does develop characters and flesh out the situations in the conversations. There’s a very good banter element, especially with the protagonist and her uncle. Taylor gets into college-related minutiae then goes directly into serial killer stuff.

There’s still the opening frame with the protagonist cleaning up after killing someone–Taylor doesn’t worry about action shots. There’s some implied violence this issue, but he’s comfortable just having the violence talked about. The more riveting parts of Voice come from how Taylor structures his issues. There’s a cliffhanger this time around, but it’s a soft one and not the most interesting of the last few pages’ revelations.

The art is solid. Again, Taylor is only really doing talking heads. He keeps the conversations visually compelling.

The delayed narrative gratification better be worth it though.

B 

CREDITS

Killing Game, Part Three; writer, artist and letterer, Larime Taylor; publisher, Image Comics.

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