Comics I’ve been reading (pt. 1)

Heather Veley
10 min readJan 12, 2022

Hey. How’ve you been?

I know I haven’t posted anything for a long time but I’ve been a bit busy lately. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading any comics! I don’t have the time to start up my reviews again, but I can give you a quick run-down of what I’ve been reading. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Soulfinder: Black Tide

Writer Douglas Ernst is back with volume two of the Soulfinder series. Some of you may recall that I reviewed the first volume for my very first review (please don’t go back to read that, it’s garbage). So, of course, I had to pick up the next book to see where he was going to take the story next.

Father Retter and the gang are back and ready for action. Unfortunately for them, so is the demon Blackfire, who has come up with a new scheme to corrupt humanity. His plan is to send his followers to find a sunken ship known as “The Star of the Sea” to retrieve a few religious artifacts that he’ll use to summon “The Black Tide”, which is described as “the dwelling place of hopelessness”. Our heroes must now brave dark and disturbing waters to find the artifacts first and save humanity from Blackfire’s evil.

It looks like Ernst is going the episodic route where each volume places our heroes in different situations. Personally, I think that’s the best road to take since he can do whatever he wants without worrying about a grand arch. Although this volume doesn’t pack as much of a punch as the first one in my opinion, the story is solid, the art is great, and I can’t wait for the next part which is all that matters at the end of the day.

(Though I will bust a gut if we somehow get a story that ends up in space. CATHOLICS IN SPACE!)

Like the last book, the story contains a lot of Catholic symbolism and ideas so if remotely religious comics make you break out in hives, that’s okay. (I was thirteen once too.) As for everyone else, I highly recommend giving this series a read. It’s still ongoing so there’s still more stuff yet to…

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