Review – We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #7
Story by Al Ewing
Art by Simone Di Meo
Colours by Simone Di Meo, Mariasara Miotti
Letters by AndWorld Design
Cover by Simone di Meo
Publisher BOOM! Studios
Release Date June 30th 2021
Marlyn Chen, Ambassador for the Inner Worlds, arrives at Malik’s Flight to broker peace between the Harvesters and the Worshippers.
When Jason Hauer, one of the fated Vihaan II crew, is pulled into these talks, he will soon discover that like all politics, nothing is as it seems…
Read BGCP reviews for vol 1 and issue #6 here.
Writer: Al Ewing
Ewing fills in the back story I complained was missing from the previous issue here. Jason and his sister Ella return from the deep void after the fight in issue # between Malik and Richter. Jason is immediately put in isolation, a stockade, for both his protection but also to stop the growing issues caused by a live god showing up.
Over the next 40 years, he’s tossed from jailer to jailer, tortured, loses his sister to god cancer and ends up the head of the new religion. A religion he doesn’t really believe in, but that gives him the most freedom he’s had in decades.
Chen and her planted bodyguards are plotting to steal the body of the dead god Malik and need Jason to approve them in the eyes of the Worshippers to allow them access to his body.
Jason somehow trusts them and gets them access to the main place of worship on the god’s chest.
It’s a strange issue, showing how the tides of time ravage Jason and he grasps at any hope to return to some form of normality.
Art by Simone Di Meo
Di Meo’s art comes to the forefront here showing Hauer’s journey, steeped in deep blood reds, greys and clear whites. Sometimes his character actions seem slightly out of step with the dialogue or plot but overall it’s still a stunning piece to draw.
This issue fixes almost all the flaws of the previous issues dialogue-heavy problems, but Jason seems the only redeemable character within all of the vast cast of characters making it hard to care about the plot. I’ll stick around for the next few issues just to see if we get any more on the gods’ origins, mythos or purpose.