The Massive-Verse are comic books that I’m still catching up on reading all of them. So far I’ve been impressed with all the comic books I’ve read thus far. One that I recently caught up with is Melissa Flores and French Carlomagno’s Dead Lucky series. The most recent issues had Bibi deal with a major discovery that could change the direction of the series. I got the chance to check out an early copy of Dead Lucky #9. Find out how it went with our advance review.
Writer: Melissa Floress
Artist: French Carlomagno
Colorist: Mattia Iacono
Letterer: Becca Carey
Still reeling from the shocking discoveries of last issue, Bibi returns to San Francisco but with Pyre always one step ahead and an even more powerful foe moving in the shadows, is her city still safe for her?
Trust is hard to come by and that is emphasized in Dead Lucky #9. The weight of having trust shaken is a powerful thing that Melissa Flores and French Carlomagno explore with the impact of a shadow from Bibi’s past returns. That impact creates a new angle to view every interaction that is had throughout Dead Lucky #9.
With Dead Lucky, the deeper we have gotten into the series the greater the investment in everything happening around Bibi grows more interesting. As expected by a corporate organization that Bibi is working for everyone has an angle they are playing. This is best seen with the portrayal of Georgia. She is a character as a leader who takes different tones depending on who she is speaking with. You get the feeling of how much Georgia is juggling that feed into what her dynamic with Bibi.
The dynamic with Georgia is balanced out with how Bibi’s interactions with Pyre go during different points in Dead Lucky #9. Because of these interactions Pyre is given a greater wild card role in the story. Which gets back to wondering what direction Bibi’s character will go from here. Flores sets the stage for Bibi to make a decision that could change everything about where Dead Lucky can go. The possibility with all the choices comes with it a ton of emotion.
All of this is elevated even more by French Carlomagno artwork and Mattia Iacono coloring. While there is very little action in Dead Lucky #9 there are still a lot of dynamic pages. The suit designs continue to kick ass. And with this issue being heavy on character interactions Carlomagno gets over how the tone changes from scene to scene.
As every piece moves around Bibi the more compelling the story in Dead Lucky becomes. Melissa Flores and French Carlomagno are doing a great job at exploring the ramifications there are with the emotional connection Bibi shares with the cast of this series. Which is made even more compelling by an old friend from Bibi’s past shaking the foundation enough to question what comes next.
Story Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10
Art Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10
Overall Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10