In Review: The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020-) #9

Seduced by the sensual wiles of the realm of Faerie, Ruin and Heather After have not only been separated from the angel Jophiel, they’ve completely forgotten why they even set foot in this delightful place
Waking Hours

Synopsis: This month on Waking Hours. Seduced by the sensual wiles of the realm of Faerie, Ruin and Heather After have not only been separated from the angel Jophiel, they’ve completely forgotten why they even set foot in this delightful place. But Faerie’s charms (literally) are lost on Jophiel, and he remains firmly on a mission…unfortunately for him, the king of Faerie has his own ideas on just what Jophiel’s power can do for him!

 

The Story

Picking up from last month. Heather After and Ruin have been seduced by a few Unseelie and have completely forgotten their mission. Elsewhere Jophiel, who is resistant to the charms of the Fae has found himself stuck in some mud. Thankfully the deposed King of Faerie is around to help him out. But to avoid being detected by his enemies. The Fae King and Jophiel use a glamour in order to hide in plain sight.

Back with the Unseelie. Heather After and Ruin have finally come to their senses but now face certain doom.

 

The Artwork

The creative team of M. K. Perker and Nick Robles continue to do a great job on the artwork. The panels of Ruin and Heather After partying with the Far at the start were handled beautifully showing enough to tell the story. But not so much as it compromises the modesty of the characters. As with the last issue. I loved the drawings of the Fae characters. Additionally, we are treated to some of Heather After’s backstory, which not only reveals why she is a magic-user. But also revealed how she got her name. The panels of a young Heather After speaking to he Grandmother at the midway point of the book are brilliantly drawn.

 

Overall

G. Willow Wilson writes another fantastic issue of Waking Hours, which ends with Ruin and Heather After meeting the new Queen. The dialogue establishing the past history between Jophiel and the former Fae King was fantastic fun to read. As was the rebellious young Heather After telling her Grandmother that she wants to be a good Wizard-like Gandalf.

 

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9.8
The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020-) #9
  • Covers
    9.6
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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