Writer: Joshua Dysart
Artist: Doug Braithwaite
Colorist: Brian Reber, Ulises Arreola
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover Artists: Doug Braithwaite, Ulises Arreola, Raul Allen, Cary Nord
“Sunlight on Snow”
How do I put into words the empathy I have for Sunlight on Snow (Major Mech)? This is quite possibly the best existential comic issue that I have read in a long time. This issue cements the notion that Harada is good at three things. Making heroes, making us love the people that are forced to work with him, and making people hate him.
Joshua Dysart hits us right in the feels with this one. What Harada won’t do to achieve his own ends boggles the mind. His writing seems to parlay Harada’s aggressiveness into why we feel the way we do about his subordinates. At one point, it made me think about my place in the world.
The art team of Doug Braithwaite, Brian Reber, Ulises Arreola and the lettering of Dave Sharpe was nothing short of exceptional. The seed transformation sequence alone was worth the price of the book.
The cover by Raul Allen was intriguing as it introduced a character previously relatively unknown to us…until now. Doug Braithwaite’s cover is nothing short of action packed! Cary Nord cover brings the feels as well.
Wow! I am left reeling from this issue! I literally had to wait awhile before writing this review, otherwise it would’ve been a jumbled mess. The entire Valiant team hits another home run!