Bitter Root #4: Capsule Review


Title: Bitter Root #4

Publisher: Image Comics

Creators: David F Walker, Chuck Brown, Sanford Greene

Colorist: Rico Renzi & Sanford Greene

Letterer: Clayton Cowes

Cover: Sanford Greene & Jarreau Wimberly

Review: ★★★★☆



War has broken out in Harlem. The Jinoo are attempting to overrun the Sangerye family. The family is separated into groups making the situation more dire. Uncle Enoch and Cullen probably have the worst. They face a demon who claims he has a purpose, plus Enoch gives him a name. Bitter Root has had underlining tones for the fight against racism. Issue #4 changes that theme with small moments. These new creatures aren’t simply demons that are evil but creatures that potentially are unable to be saved. It provides additional suspense to the story.  The art of the book continues to be fast and energetic.  I didn’t ever think lavender to be the best choice for any color pallet, but it works really well within several panels. The story seems to be building up to the family getting back together to save Harlem. The book drops a cliffhanger and we can’t wait to see what happens next. Mental note…make sure you collect the covers by Sanford Greene as they are all connected.

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