Snowblind #4 (of 4)
Writing: Ollie Masters
Art: Tyler Jenkins
Letters: Colin Bell
Publisher: Boom Studios
Available: March 9, 2016.
Final issue! Teddy’s parents take the family to a cabin to get away for a few days, unaware at first that Teddy knows the truth about everything. Are they safe at the cabin when Trent escapes police custody?
Master’s tale of murder and deceit took a turn when Teddy found out why his family was in Alaska under witness protection, and then he received conflicting stories of what had happened. You’re wondering all through this issue which side Teddy will end up on, and that’s exciting for a reader. The end is satisfying in that Teddy makes a decision on his own, becoming a man through his convictions.
When I saw the first issue of Snowblind, I fell in love with Tyler Jenkins’ ink and watercolor artwork. It fits with the subtle coloring of the Alaskan winter landscape and the emotional nuances of the story. Plus, it felt familiar. Now that we’re to the last issue, I realized what was so familiar: It’s in the style of courtroom art, with the faces and emotions and understated palette. How fantastically appropriate is that?
This issue wraps up the series, and the complete story is a different twist on the murder mystery. You may think you don’t have much in common with teenager Teddy, but wondering who you are and finding your place in the world is universal.