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REVIEW: The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4


REVIEW: The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4

Book Title: The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4

Book Description: In the fourth installment of The Many Deaths of Laila Starr we find the mortally unemployed goddess of death at a point we have yet to see her in the last three issues...uncomfortable and at a loss for words. Arriving at a temple, she quickly befriends the old structure and converses with it. She gathers information on the whereabouts of a location and in exchange she must check on Wei, a groundskeeper very dear to the temple. In agreement, Laila visits the home of now thirty-six year old genius-fulfilled Darius Shah, though something’s off… Retracing memories he’s had nearly two decades to dwell on, Darius confronts Laila as the two come to a destructive truth that could determine their paths going forward. Shaken to her core, Laila returns storm-drenched to her friend the Temple with news that Wei has passed. As a brutal storm hits the city in the night both she and the temple perish to which she is brought back by the reliable god of life Pranah, twenty-eight years later.

Book Author: Ram V

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: BOOM! Studios

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Illustrator: Filipe Andrade

  • Story
  • Interior Art
  • Cover Art
  • Dialogue
  • Mechanics
  • Editing


Easily one of my favorite reads of 2021 thus far The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4 has not disappointed. Crafting an easy to follow story on the backbone of such a timeless concept is not easy and Ram does so well. This installment certainly gave me the gravity that I felt was lacking in Laila’s character arc in the prior issues and I look forward to how our heroine deals with grief and loss going forward. 

The cover art is a solid tease of the interior art, though the Death Variant Cover by Ariela Kristiana is an even more colorful, watercolor treat.

Of all the things to say about this series, the art stands above all else. The palette, fluidity, and breath are taken up a notch with the weight of this issue.

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