I Walk with Monsters #4 Review

by Carlos R. on March 18, 2021

I Walk with Monsters #4 Cover Image
Written by: Paul Cornell
Art by: Sally Cantirino
Colors by: Dearbhla Kelly
Lettered by: Andworld Design
Publisher: Vault Comics

I Walk with Monsters has been such an easy read for me, each issue draws you in immediately with its haunted colors and striking visuals and just like that, it’ll be over in the blink of an eye.

This issue picks up right where we left off with Jacey and David outside the Important Man’s home plotting their approach. Cornell has done an excellent job of building the mystery throughout the series, with flashbacks to David’s and Jacey’s past and their current relationship. Though we’re given more insight to their characters, the flashbacks in the previous two issues have hindered the pacing and it’s felt as if we’ve made little progress. Cornell knows just how to entice the reader, there’re small moments that caught my interest and I am so curious to know about our protagonists, Jacey and David’s relationship is so intriguing, especially in regard to the Dog. I am absolutely fascinated by the separate consciousnesses and how it’s played into David’s approach to Jacey.

The strongest factors of these issues have been Cantirino’s and Kelly’s artwork, you can’t help but be hooked when you spot that cover. I love that Jacey and David look tired and uncomfortable and just haunted throughout each issue. The transitions to their past storylines are distinct and detail the mindset each character is in; my favorite so far has been the static haze fizzling out David as Jacey thinks back in issue 2. Andworld Design plays a big role in these as well as the thoughts shift to handwritten entries. The movements are clean, especially when David is in his beast forms, man! Those designs are incredible, and I love how much they standout on the page.

I Walk with Monsters has been such an interesting series thus far, aside from some pacing issues it’s been a thrilling read and I can’t wait to learn more about these characters.

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