Okay, so the lead doesn’t kill people, he gets possessed by wronged people and they kill people. Nitz wasn’t clear though before. This explanation gets the lead off the hook a little for killing his girlfriend. He was possessed by the guy she’d murdered.
Anyway, this issue has the lead–his name’s John Lincoln but it doesn’t really matter since he’s always living out other people’s lives–messing with the Klan and then solving crimes. Nitz is really pushing the series as perfect for a cable TV procedural. And not in a bad way. It’s a good read.
There are occasional weak spots. The exposition about how not all white Southerners are racists is tedious and the subplot about the lead’s sister maybe being an accomplice to murder is too much, but Nitz doesn’t trip in the issue’s second half.
Dream Thief is getting better and better with each issue.
Writer, Jai Nitz; artist, colorist and letterer, Greg Smallwood; editors, Everett Patterson and Patrick Thorpe; publisher, Dark Horse Comics.
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