Bolero #4: Image Comics Review

Apr 25, 2022

From the moment I first heard about Bolero, I knew it was going to be for me. I was just so intrigued by the cover and the sound of the solicit for #1. This has become not only one of my favorite series of the year so far, but just ever.

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Written by: Wyatt Kennedy
Art by: Luana Vecchio
Letters by: Brandon Graham

A look at love, heartbreak, romance, relationships, ourselves and our choices. This series takes the idea of “if I did this, would things be different? If I did that, would things have worked out?” and runs with it, creating such a compelling and fascinating story.

I don’t think it’ll be controversial for me to say that Marvel and DC are already burning lots of people out on the idea of the multiverse these days. But to me, that’s what makes this story all the more interesting and well done. A way to explore all the real themes and ideas I mentioned, rather than just as another potential superhero gimmick.

The story is emotionally raw, heartbreakingly real, the art by Vecchio just continue to be absolutely spectacular. Even in the talking scenes (which there are a lot of in this issue) everything from the backgrounds, the characters and more are so smooth, vibrant, animated and just honestly glorious to look at.

I mentioned in my review of Bolero #1, the $5.99 price point might be off-putting for some, especially when that’s every issue. But personally it’s been completely worth it. Every issue has felt so complete and satisfying, and all together make for such a compelling story.

The trade is set to come out in July, so definitely pick that up if you haven’t been reading the single issues. Bolero has been a fantastic series, and I can’t wait to see how it all wraps up next issue!

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