Review – The Silver Coin #4Comic Reviews 

Review – The Silver Coin #4

Review – The Silver Coin #4

Review – The Silver Coin #4

Writer:  Jeff Lemire

Artist: Michael Walsh

Colourist: Michael Walsh

Letterer: Michael Walsh

Publisher: Image Comics

Anthology Created By: Chip Zdarsky, Michael Walsh, Ed Brisson, Jeff Lemire, and Kelly Thompson

Release Date: July 14th, 2021

Variant Cover: Christian Ward

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The cycle of horror travels far into the future for the fourth issue of THE SILVER COIN by all-stars MICHAEL WALSH, CHIP ZDARSKY, KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON, and JEFF LEMIRE. The year is 2467, and the old world has been buried beneath the junk of a new civilization. From the trash, a scavenger discovers an ancient treasure – a silver coin. The price it carries, however, is unimaginable.

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Check out our previous reviews for The Silver Coin here.

Lemire’s tale is a classic dystopian future with the rich living behind a wall, while the rest are left to suffer outside. Ominously, it looks like most people are wired into an online system that takes feeds directly from their eyes. A drone is sent outside the wall after a disturbance is spotted with three thugs mugging someone.

One of the thugs takes out a false eye and worm-like wires wriggle out and hack the victim’s own eye to steal his measly amount of credits. However, the drone, piloted remotely by Officer Dudley, pursues them as they escape on bikes.

He easily dispatches two of the thugs and the third falls down into the ruins of the old world. A crow (see previous issues follows her as she’s drawn to an altar with a skeleton clutching the coin.

I’ll not ruin the twist in the tale, but it takes two reading as if you skim read page one it kind of loses the threat.

Artist: Michael Walsh

Walsh starts the issue perfectly by foreshadowing events with a three panel close up of an eyeball connecting remotely to a connected society. The dark and grungy artwork of the areas outside the city shows a world of have and have nots, with scavengers going through piles of rubbish.

The wetware, a pile of worms that squirm free from the thug’s eye socket is at once horrifying and disgusting.

Overall Thoughts

This feels like a very short issue, that mirrors the themes of the last issue with three thieves being chased towards the coin and one female character “surviving” after being linked with the coin. With the final issue, we are jumping back centuries to the New England witch trials.

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