Review: Skin & Earth (Issue #5)

Title: Skin & Earth (Issue #5)
Author: Lights
Published: 2017
Page Count: 30
Rating: 4/5

Finally! We’re getting the issue with Lights’ first single from her new album, ‘Giants’. After the previous comic leaving us on a cliffhanger of En finding a strand of her hair that Priest had hidden, Tsu takes En to “the land of eternal sunset” claiming that she was sent to save En. The locals there, called Vacants, where masks, which are uniquely carved for each of them, and En reminiscences about the last time her mom had taken her on the river. When they arrive, the Vacant guiding their ferry, gives En a warning, “Don’t follow the taker”. And we see the ferry drifting off with En following Tsu.

What?!? That ending had me questioning everything that I thought was happening. Like the last issue, this one left us on a huge cliffhanger. I cannot wait for the last issue. This issue might have more profanity than any of the previous issues, which I’m not a fan of, but the story has me really gripped and wanting to read more. These comics are just way too short! The songs that are featured on Lights album that go with this issue are ‘Giants’, ‘Moonshine’ and ‘Interlude’. If comics aren’t really your thing, I still really recommend listening to Lights. She’s my favorite singer of all time. I’ve seen her in concert twice now and I’d love to see her again. Go check her out!


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