|THE WOODS #15||BOOM! STUDIOS|
|ARTIST: MICHAEL DIALYNAS||WRITER: JAMES TYNION IV|
|COLORIST: JOSAN GONZALEZ||LETTERER: ED DUKESHIRE|
There was a point, reading The Woods #15, where I wondered if I was watching a very good episode of, say, Teen Wolf or One Tree Hill. It’s during the scene where, in the space of five pages, we have Calder telling everyone they’ve got to go back to the titular woods, Sanami giving an exposition dump, Ben and Isaac breaking up, and the group rapidly forming a plan. It was an odd feeling, but it wasn’t inherently negative, as The Woods’ writing was for the most part as good as ever- rather, it seemed like the result of the book’s new status quo. For most of the cast, Karen’s kidnapping by the Children of the Sun is the first major event relating to their alien overlords after a full year; before this, their main priorities were relationship troubles and student elections. Teenagers are known to get emotional over their problems, but when those problems involve cosmic horrors, it’s a whole new kind of trouble.