Wasted Space #25
The end is finally here but will it be a happy ending for Billy, Molly and Dust?
In 2018, Vault Comics debuted the would-be smash hit Wasted Space. Wasted Space has arguably been a Vault Comics staple for 4 years which isn’t a common occurrence for the publisher who, for the majority, publishes shorter runs or one and done stories.
Wasted Space put writer Michael Moreci on the map for a lot of us and opened the doors for the mind-blowing horror The Plot and most recently the mega-hit Barbaric. It also introduced a lot of people to the unique style of Hayden Sherman who, although had a number of books under his hat prior, gave a special flare to the book and has grown in leaps and bounds in the last year, now delivering top tier work on books such as Chicken Devil for AfterShock Comics.
In a way, Wasted Space levelled up independent comics and made Vault Comics in particular a contender for one of the best publishers in modern comics. All of this is important to reflect upon as the series draws to a close, and I promise you’re not the only one shedding a tear.
The ending of Wasted Space does not disappoint. It’s obvious this book means a lot to it’s creative team and that the team are more than grateful to it’s readers by taking so much care with the characters that have become family to us. It focuses heavily on the friendships and bonds formed which is the kind of story we desperately need in these bleak times and gives us a sense of hope that love is still real. It’s there.
It packs a hell of an emotional punch especially between fan favorite pairing Billy and Dust who share a farewell that is of cinematic proportions (you can hear the orchestra crescendo) before Billy and Molly embark on the final confrontation in what is meticulous science fiction something the creative team have made their specialty.
The art is jaw-droppingly good throughout. From the pencils and inks, to the colours and the layouts. The splash pages showcase some incredibly detailed pieces that are absolutely awe inspiring and add to the drama of the finale.
The ending lands perfectly with what is one of the most uplifting and tear jerking twists in recent memory. A perfect end to Billy’s hero’s journey and as a fan of Wasted Space I couldn’t be more grateful to the creative team if I tried.
Wasted Space will live on in memory as one of the greatest Sci-Fi comics/Space operas of the decade if not all time. It is certainly one of my all time favourite books and if you haven't read a single issue before today then I envy you for the journey you're about to embark upon for the first time.
Wasted Space #25: The End Of An Era
- Writing - 10/1010/10
- Storyline - 10/1010/10
- Art - 10/1010/10
- Color - 10/1010/10
- Cover Art - 10/1010/10
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