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REVIEW: 'Home Sick Pilots' #2 by Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard, and Aditya Bidikar

The Old James House has lost its ghosts. With her new powers, it's up to Ami to bring them back...whether they want to come home or not. Even when they're really big ghosts wrapped in metal, with lots of sharp edges and things. HOME SICK PILOTS #2 Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Caspar Wijngaard Letterer: Aditya Bidikar  Designer: Tom Muller Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Score:  ★★★☆☆ (3/5) A powered-up ghostified Ami has been compelled to find the ghosts of The Old James House in the form of an enchanted horseshoe. Its current bearer isn't going to give it up so easily. Meanwhile, Ami's friends Buzz and Rip are left looking for answers about her whereabouts back at the house. The second issue of Home Sick Pilots from Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard takes a surprising turn as it defies the expectations of a haunted house story established in its debut. Issue one was a stellar debut that had a lot of energy from its young protago

REVIEW: 'Colossi' #3 by Ricardo Mo, Alberto Muriel, and Stelladia

This magic bus ride has landed in some very strange territory. In fact, the passengers of Shuttle 34 have entered the land of Lilliputians where they are the Lilliputians. It's not all bad but it is increasingly dangerous and the time to move is now. 


Colossi #3
Written by Ricardo Mo
Art by Alberto Muriel, Stelladia
Lettering by HdE
Published by Vault Comics

 ★★★★☆ (4/5)

'Colossi' from Ricardo Mo, Alberto Muriel, and Stelladia is where 'Lost' and 'The Twilight Zone' meet. In a future world, the driver and passengers of commuter Shuttle 34 take an abrupt detour through a wormhole arriving in another dimension where they are the size of action figures on a planet much like earth. If you've seen 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,' then you'll get the gist with similar stakes except for some other-worldly pursuers.

Mo creates a varied group of characters and Carmen the driver leads them as best she can when others try to do their own things. There's an interesting dynamic between them and a young girl from this dimension that has shared her dollhouse and toys. They look normal size to this band of travelers from a toy car to a toy bathtub. They make do but they're in danger and have to make a break for it.

Muriel does a wonderful job of providing the perspective of these tiny passengers. The blades of grass, the trash can, the chicken drumstick, all take monumental proportions in their eyes. The layouts, as the action picks up, are smooth and energetic. Muriel delivers an effective and chilling expulsion of a spirit from a body. Stelladia colors it all with subdued but rich hues.

'Colossi' doesn't offer a lot of answers or explanations and doesn't have to. This spunky group of travelers are on one hell of an adventure. Mo mixes sci-fi, suspense, and mystery with expressive artwork from Muriel and Stelladia. With one more issue left in this bizarre little miniseries, it's vital that you catch up now because the conclusion should be a doozy.

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