Wayward was optioned for a TV series by a UK production company recently, so I figure what better time to read its second arc?
- “Ties That Bind” picks up following a new main character, Ohara Emi, who feels trapped by the routine and expectations others have placed upon her.
- As she falls into fighting the evil spirits that Rori and company tangled with in the first arc, she grapples with breaking away from her predetermined role.
- I know that I made a Persona comparison the last time I talked about Wayward; I don’t know if it’s because I have been playing Persona 5 or the en medias res vibe that Emi’s story has, but those similarities feel even more notable here.
- In any case, Zub’s structural choices and writing in “Ties That Bind” are both pretty fantastic.
- And Cummings and Bonvillan’s art is every bit as smooth and vibrant as the last trade.
- Wayward, Vol. 2: Ties That Bind (#6-10)
- Wayward Book One (#1-10)
Writer: Jim Zub | Artist: Steve Cummings | Colorist: Tamra Bonvillain | Flatter: Ludwig Olimba | Letterer: Marshall Dillon | Back Matter: Zack Davisson