Outcast Vol. 6 – Invasion | Review


Published on Nov 15, 2018


Kyle Barnes together with his family, and to a large group of refugees is locked up inside a farm outside the city. In the meantime in Rome has got a character ready to take the outcast.

Robert Kirkman tries to tighten the circle and creates, in this new volume of Outcast, a sort of carpenteriano District 13 in the sauce kirkmaniana. What is becoming of this series is a continuous exaltation of the human relations between the protagonists, with the aura of mystery that hovered above, that is now leaving space to a mix of survival, horror, and action, which, moreover, is the cocktail with which he made famous the author of the Kentucky thanks to The Walking Dead.

Invasion is a volume of a passage to a story that seems to be approaching its final stage ( as the rest has stated the same Kirkman) and toward an apocalypse with which the whole population of Rome will have to reckon. Outcast will not repeat the same along the path made by The Walking Dead, even if, in the long run, is making out the most common characteristics of fiction Kirkman.

The relationship between Kyle, his wife Allison and daughter Amber, it is even more cemented, and the protagonist of the story has now taken the awareness of their own power, as to be willing to make a huge sacrifice to save those closest to his heart.

There is a potential in the horror/mystery of the first volume has now given way to different shades, and this for a comic as Outcast, which is strongly based on the mysteries that revolved around the figure of the outcast, can be a weak point. But on the other hand, the same Kirkman has stated that the story is approaching its end, and so it is right that it is possible to tighten the ranks and get a bit of all the nodes in the comb.

But the introduction of a hard-on, which in this case acts as a villain, as Rowland Tusk, he manages to give a few hints on more to the story, creating a conflict between the Kyle and the police of Rome. In fact, it seems that not everything is made clear, and that someone is hiding something. The same Kyle is still unaware of who might be interested in him and his power.

Kirkman continues the narrative of his second horror series (after The Walking Dead) with a screenplay by the fast pace, and with dialogue sharp.

With him are, as usual, the drawings of Paul Azaceta, who, as she told us at the Napoli Comicon, is enhanced during the implementation of the scenes of horror, and that, with the stretch of dirt from the china well-highlighted, can give an idea of coarseness that with Outcast is the perfect fit.

Excellent also the colors of Elizabeth Breitweiser, who, with a chrome base, dark, and with a color that is made of contrasts, is able to enhance the mood of the various scenes, and to give meaning to some of the details that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Outcast has not repeated the same resounding success of The Walking Dead, but it is a series that had been made by any other writer of comics, would have been described as a great narrative evidence. The fact that it is the man who changed the comics market of the last twenty years to diminish a little the merits, but I don't have to, however, it be underestimated.

The series, Outcast is still a great read.

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