Eve and her sister have met Selene, but why does she hate the robot teddy bear, Wexler? Find out in Eve: Children of the Moon #2 by BOOM! Studios
EVE: CHILDREN OF THE MOON #2 (OF 5)
Writer: Victor LaValle
Artist: Jo Mi-Gyeong
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: AndWorld Design
Editor: Elizabeth Brei
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 23rd, 2022
Previously in Eve: Eve and her sister have been trying to gather the world’s survivors together. However, one base hasn’t responded to their transmissions. Taking a ship, the sisters and Wexler head out to find them. Upon arrival, they encounter resentment toward Wexler and his role in the death of Osiris. The sisters retreat and attempt to parley again while leaving Wexler behind.
AN EYE FOR REVENGE
Eve: Children of the Moon #2 starts with Selene discussing her past. Selene was saved by her brother and sister and taken to a base before they died from the virus. Elene became attached to Osiris, who would give transmissions from the space station down to earth. Unfortunately, she witnesses Wexler killing Osiris and hardening her. It allowed her to burn the infected people without remorse and become the leader of this group of children.
Eve and Eve’s sister hears this story, but it is just a distraction. One of Selene’s men sneaks into their ship where Wexler is staying and spreads gas and a match, causing an explosion.
THE EVIL MONOLOGUE
Initially, I thought Eve: Children of the Moon #2 featured an extended flashback. In reality, Selene aimed to distract Eve long enough to kill Wexler without hurting her. This leads me to wonder about the unreliable narrator. Is the backstory Selene gave accurate, or was it something she said to buy time? More than likely, I’m overthinking it, but it is such a superb writing tool to use a biased narrator to reflect scenes from the past.
Beyond my brief thought experiment, I think the pacing of this comic is excellent. It never felt like it dragged or rushed. It took a reasonable amount of time to do what it needed, a rare quality when people are concerned with page count and publishing deadlines. The art is pretty well done, too, and the use of fire to contrast with the white snow and pale backgrounds was vivid and stunning. Great work by the creative team.
BOTTOM LINE: GREAT WORK
Eve: Children of the Moon #2 has an engaging premise that explores the morals of two different kinds of people. While I am sad we are moving away from the environmental themes of the previous story arc, this particular issue has hooked me to this one. 4 out of 5 stars for Eve: Children of the Moon #2.
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Eve: Children of the Moon #2
Eve: Children of the Moon #2 uses excellent writing techniques to make an engaging story.