This issue marks the end of the title’s first volume, as well as the conclusion of the three-issue story centered around Emily. But, the focus of Newburn #8 brings things back to the title character, which leads to a rather significant development.
Written by: Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Jacob Phillips
Now, one might think the significant development is plot-related. With this being a finale in multiple ways, Easton Newburn is at the center of the story’s shift. What I’m referring to, however, is more about Newburn’s personality than anything.
Newburn gets put in some very tight spots throughout the first volume. Every time, though, he’s calm, cool and collected. He’s in control of every situation, and he knows it.
That all changes in Newburn #8. All it took was a nudge in the wrong way for readers to see a different side of Newburn; one that’s very different from what we’ve seen with the character. And it’s not like he wasn’t still mostly in control throughout this issue. This quick surprise in the action can open some new possibilities for Zdarsky and Phillips heading into the next volume.
Image has no shortage of quality ongoing titles right now. Newburn is unquestionably one of the best. If you like crime, you’ll have a tough time finding a better title in the genre than Newburn.
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