The Curse of Brimstone #10 Review - Losing the Light...
• Justin Jordan (Writer) • Eduardo Pansica (Pencils)
"Remember, That's not who we are"
The Curse of Brimstone ended over a year ago but I'm still reviewing it because I like wasting my time and yours as well. To my knowledge, none of these characters have reappeared in continuity so I'm not sure if the series ends definitively. Even knowing that the outcome is certain I still find myself invested in the outcome of Joe (Brimstone) and Annie's story.
What's not in doubt is the quality of this issue. We don't get much of Brimstone in this comic. The book focuses on Annie and her encounter with Wandering Jack. Jack has been a villain festering in the background since the first issue but he wasn't fleshed out until The Curse of Brimstone Annual #1.
Wandering Jack is interesting in that he's one of the most flagrantly evil characters we've seen in the series but he's just a guy. Jack would be an obvious candidate for "The Salesmen's" deal to become a superpowered agent but when presented with the deal he turns it down violently.
The book details Jack's motives and also gives us another monster to deal with.
The comic looks great as usual. The new monster/agent has a great design and the deft script and art combine into a menagerie of evil with Annie being the one bright spot by default of not being compromised. Brimstone does pop up but he's lost his way and looking for a path back to the light. The book is very intense despite most of the tension arising from two characters conversing from opposite sides of a kitchen table.
The Curse of Brimstone #10 is another great issue of a criminally underrated series. I'm not quite sure what to expect in the final issues but the title is a nice read whenever it pops up on the top of my list of comics for review.