Comic book reviews for Mind the Gap #7, Mind the Gap #8, and Mind the Gap #9 by Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Dan McDaid
Average rating: 3.3/5 stars
Mind the Gap #7 by Jim McCann
Art: Rodin Esquejo
I’m really loving Jo being the center of this issues. She’s pretty rad, brave, and completely impulsive. She’s pretty much the perfect one to “rescue” Katie from everything. Though given how it ended up, Jo’s probably going to get into a lot of trouble.
Loved how everyone reacted to Katie saying “fuck” as Jo woke up. That’s exactly what parents with a daughter Katie’s age would do.
Interesting that Elle’s body’s well being is tied to Katie’s. However, this story is getting to a point that I can’t believe there aren’t more doctors and other scientifically interested parties butting into whatever conspiracies are happening.
Frankie’s friendship with Jo’s also pretty awesome. I’m digging them as a team; though I’m also betting that Geller and Wallace will have to clean up their messes.
I’m surprised Lonnie’s still hanging around. Someone’s a glutton for punishment. And Min and Miles prove to have more up their sleeves than previously thought.
Mind the Gap #8 by Jim McCann
Art: Rodin Esquejo
Less enthralled in this issue than I have been the others. Perhaps I’m hoping for more clues to this mystery. Perhaps to find out what’s really going on. I know McCann’s been leaving clues everywhere, but I’m not sure the monthly format is how to read this book. (Of course, it doesn’t help that I tend to read in random spurts do to my somewhat crazy busy life.)
I know everyone now wants Elle to speak to their families again. However, it looks like she can really only speak one last time for folks, since the last two people have died. I do wonder how the other folks in the garden are going to force Elle to do it.
Jo confronting Miles should be extra good next issue.
Mind the Gap #9 by Jim McCann
Art: Rodin Esquejo and Dan McDaid
Okay, McCann starts out this issue by arguing that art tells the story just as much as the writer. Which I believe, and I’ve come to love the interplay of art and narrative together in my comic book reading. See me all complaining about how there needs to be better art and higher standards.
That said, this issue with very minimal words didn’t really do it for me. In part, I think McDaid’s different art style threw me off. I’ve been seeing the characters, without much difference, from Esquejo’s point-of-view. I caught myself going “who’s that?” or “what happened?” a time or two more than I would’ve liked.
I can’t say that anyone’s going to be too sad that it appears Lonnie died. Allergies are a terrible way to go. Perhaps I got the extra goosebumps since I’ve had issues bad enough to carry around epipens myself.
Also, it looks like Jo wasn’t sorry enough to help out as she played detective. I’m super curious what Elle’s cryptic letter to Dane was all about.
Solve the mystery yourself and buy Mind The Gap Volume 2: Wish You Were Here.