Southern Cross likes to surprise me. And I love it for that.
- For its second arc, Cloonan moves the story to a different location and follows a (mostly) different group of characters.
- And instead of being a mystery aboard a ship, the book takes on a conspiracy thriller vibe.
- All of these changes feel natural and like a logical evolution of the plot—and making such drastic changes feel natural is no easy feat.
- Belanger and Loughridge’s art, through what I can only assume is some kind of sorcery, blends pulp and punk and sci-fi vibes into a style that I could not imagine the book without.
If you’re into sci-fi and thrillers, then this weird, anxious, well-paced comic is for you.
- Southern Cross, Vol. 2 (#7-12)
Writer: Becky Cloonan | Artist: Andy Belanger | Colorist: Lee Loughridge | Letterer: Serge LaPointe