Eve: Children of the Moon #5
Eve: Children of the Moon is the continuation of the Eve series from Victor LaValle. This dystopian science fiction story follows Eve, her sister, and her android teddy Wexler, as they work to save the world. After reversing damage to the environment, Eve is now focused on connecting to all survivors left on the planet. It is a goal from kindness, that has not been received with the same positive intension.
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Eve #5 ends this arc with a softer note rather than a bombastic one. It’s kind, thoughtful, and a reminder this series is about the love of family.
After Eve’s sister was stabbed and saved by Akai in issue #4, the tension between Eve and Selene did not completely subside. This issue focuses on the reconciliation between each other and the people they care about. It’s an endearing way to end this arc and a nice change to most dystopian stories.
It’s not the pretty action-packed ending I expected, considering Eve and Selene were on the brink of civil war. However, this series has always been about changing what the norm should be in a dystopian story. The Eve series has never been about action and more about the people doing their best to survive and grow in an entirely new world.
Volume 1 of Eve was about parental love and trusting in future generations to make the world a better place. This recent arc has shown the struggles that can happen and the trust that future generations will try to see how they’re more alike than different.
Victor LaValle (writer) and Jo Mi-Gyeong (artist) have created another great story that felt epic and beautiful in the five issues. The art from beginning to end is well done and gives just the fitting visual addition to this emotional ending. Ario Anindito’s cover is wonderfully designed and colored. I appreciated how the central characters of this story were part of the final cover.
As a closing issue to this arc, it is not without its faults. I was bummed Akai from LaValle’s Destroyer did not have a more prominent presence in this issue. The linking of two different works in this series could have had a more significant impact; however, I am sure fans of the series will get another Eve story in the future.
Eve #5 changes the expectations of what an ending should be in unique ways. It’s a refreshing close to this arc and while it ducks to day giant to certain characters, I can’t help but think they’ll return. This story is likely far from over.
Eve: Children of the Moon #5 – A Bittersweet Finale
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 7.5/107.5/10
- Art - 9/109/10
- Color - 9/109/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10