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MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR #4 Review

Dave reviews issue #4 of BOOM! Studios THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR calling it “a different read” and “very cool.”

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Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4 is published by BOOM! Studios, written by Ram V, illustrated by Filipe Andrade and lettered by AndWorld Design.

Print copies of The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4 will be available for sale on July 21, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies will be available to download from the usual content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle. 

Synopsis

The mortal incarnation of Death, Laila Starr, must confront the cruel nature of her role in the universe when she once again encounters the future creator of immortality who is drawing ever closer to his destiny. Laila finds it increasingly difficult to divert the man from his path, who this time recognizes her and what she is, as he is now driven by grief from a terrible tragedy… 

Review

A series that has surprised me from the beginning is Many Deaths of Laila Starr, when I first came across it I didn’t think I would enjoy it as the story concept is new too me, but every issue so far has hooked me in and #4 is no different as the arc takes you on a slightly different journey than the last did.

Ram V has written a story that is full of emotion of each page and events that make you think and remember previous parts of the arc, a fantastic way of writing.

This issue in particular sees Death or Laila Starr as we now know her moving on to a different part of Bombay as she arrives at a temple that speaks to Laila with a favour to ask. Laila is aware that Darius, who she has been tracking is living local to the temple and in return for doing a favour for the temple it agrees to help Laila on her journey. I won’t give away any spoilers but the book does take an interesting turn from here.

I found the story that Ram V wrote was both thought provoking and one that pulls at the heart strings with it also making you think back to previous issues to understand parts of the story which I personally thought was great.

Once again the different artist styling of Andrade really makes the book stand out, with it’s simple styling and soft colours mixed with bold tones really makes the book jump out.

Verdict

I would recommend this to anyone that likes a bit of a different read, a very cool take on a story that we may have heard before. You definitely need to have read all issues to date to make it all make sense but I definitely would recommend it, a great read so far.


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