Debris 4 Review – A sudden ending
Debris 4 Review Short Version: Debris 4 starts off on a promising note, with Maya and Kessel confronting the members of the tribe that they have come across. Maya, of course, wants to bring her people to this new land with water, but the tribe wishes to remain hidden. From there, I get the feeling that Debris 4 is going to be pretty divisive It is the conclusion of the series and ends very abruptly. I actually like the mechanic used to wrap the series up, but I really think that another two issues were probably needed to smooth out the story arc some.
Debris 4 Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Debris 4 Artist: Riley Rossmo
Debris 4 Review
Debris 4 picks up as Maya and Kessel meet the first outsiders encountered in the history of their civilization, more or less. The dialogue between the duo and the leader of the tribe is nicely done and snappy, and Rossmo’s art continues to be a highlight throughout the issue. Maya wants to bring her people to live with the tribe, which has water, but the tribe refuses, believing that she will bring war with her. Although I won’t explain how, from there things end very quickly. There is very little space between the conflict between the two parties and a rather abrupt resolution. I actually like the ending itself, but it feels rushed. I understand there are realities to making comics, and one of them in this case was that Debris is a four issue miniseries, and part of my disappointment is that Wiebe has built a fantastic world I would like to learn more about, but – after Debris 4 – I really think that the series needed about two more issues to breathe properly. With that said, I still enjoyed the series as a whole, and think that the dialogue, world-building, and art make it a very enjoyable issue, but – even though I knew that things were wrapping up – I still felt rather blindsided by the ending.