Family Tree #7: Marky Mark’s Capsule Review


Title:  Family Tree #7

Publisher:  Image Comics

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Art: Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, & Ryan Cody

Letterer: Steve Wands

Cover Artist: Phil Hester 

Review:  ★★★★☆



Acceptance. It’s all about getting over what has happened. The beginning of Family Tree accepts that the human race is slowly become extinct. The planet has overcome the destruction of mankind. Meg has become a tree and her mom has to accept it. Josh has to accept things will never be the same again. We have to accept that their grandpa has a talking wooden hand that is driving him to save his family. This issue also creates a connection to give Meg’s mom some comfort. It’s really hard to get over the loss of child, let alone having your spawn turn into a growing tree. The connection could soften the blow. This story is strange to be sure…but interesting. Take it from someone who attended art school, Phil Hester is probably getting all worked about drawing trees and foliage. Unless it’s a gig he’s into, and it looks like he is enjoying this job. Since Jeff Lemire has given us a partial look at the future, it should be a good ride to see how he gets us from POINT A to POINT T. The book has many answers to provide us…eventually…I mean, like…soon.

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