Title: Paradiso #6
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Ram V
Artist: Devmalya Pramanik
Colors: Dearbhla kelly & Alex Sollazzo
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Cover: Devmalya Pramanik & Alba Cardona Gil; Martin Simmonds
Our return to Paradiso is definitely a strange one. We catch up with Hazard and his companion on their quest to see The Assembly. It’s a being who puts things together for Paradiso. This is why this is strange. Paradiso is referred to as a person, so I think there’s much more to the subject. The results of Hazard’s travels are going to be more relevant in coming issues. The subtitle of the book is Dark Dwellers. It’s revealed that this is group of people that have survived in a particular manner. Their presence feels like something I’ve seen used as shock value in other comics and other forms of entertainment. This is the point where we catch up with Jack and his travelers. The situation is more of an introduction to these Dark Dwellers. The ongoing story in the book continues to grow and expand as we see more of the world that Ram V is writing for us. Devmalya Pramanik’s artwork is still solid for this story. There’s a strange event to one of characters we haven’t seen and it’s illustrated with excellent line work as the character’s fate unfolds. The mystery of Paradiso is one we should continue to enjoy as we keep reading.