Seraph’s Sanctions: LOLA XOXO: WASTELAND MADAM #3

Writer: Vince Hernandez
Art: Siya Oum
Colors: Siya Oum
Letterer: Josh Reed
Publisher: ASPEN COMICS (September 2015)

The 411:

Maddie continues to press to have Alton pilot their jet to freedom, but no one else trusts Alton at all. We find out how Maddie meets both brothers in a flashback as we start to see Alton’s rise to power. Another attack has Maddie making her final move …


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The Good:
Oum’s art is as gorgeous as ever. There’s plenty of beautiful panel work that is layered by the amazing water-colored panel work. Oum’s signature art is superb with great detail and colors that match the mood of the panels. There is so much more emotion in this issue is truly captivating.  Hernandez ends up pushing the story towards its climatic ending while filling in the missing pieces as to how our characters go there. Hernandez continues his strong characterizations, allowing for plenty of development … not just for Maddie, but for Alton, the brothers and the overall plot. Things are very tense, but Hernandez balances it and keeps it rising slowly.

The Bad:

There is a couple of panels with Oum that seemed with less detail when they are far away. Yet, this only happened twice.

The Verdict:

Hernandez and Oum bring us a strong issue that gives plenty of development with solid art. Oum’s art is stunning as always while Hernandez crafts multi-facted characters that are compelling and interesting. This issue moves forward while adding more depth to the characters. The issue was pretty satisfactory.