Comic Review: Bodies #8 – Know You Are Loved
Just as the whole series had done, Bodies #8 by Si Spencer and Vertigo left me wanting more, but only because I loved it so much.
WRITER: Si Spencer
ARTIST: Meghan Hetrick, Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay, Phil Winslade
COLORIST: Lee Loughridge
LETTERER: Dezi Sienty and Taylor Esposito
RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2015
Order a the last copy of Bodies #8 (of 8) or we will be seriously disappointed in you for missing out on this great series. If you need to start from the beginning, get the trade paperback copy here: Bodies TPB
I can’t believe it’s over.
Closing the last issue of Si Spencer’s Bodies was like saying goodbye to a friend (a weird friend, but a friend nonetheless). Is that crazy to say? I’m not sure how to accurately review the last issue. All of our stories get wrapped up, but not at all in the way I expected and not at all perfectly, either. The reasoning behind everything was so much simpler than we all thought, but that’s the way life is sometimes. Not everyone will be satisfied, but I was. To quote from the issue itself: “I’m not saying everything’s perfect now, but…” it’s pretty darn close.
If you’ve been reading this series or at least my reviews of it, you’d know not to expect everything to be explained. Each issue left me more confused, intrigued, unsatisfied while being completely in love with it than the last. So to expect everything to be tied up with a nice little bow would’ve been crazy and would’ve done the series a disservice. I knew not to expect that. I knew not to understand everything. And I don’t. I won’t, and I love that. I loved this issue, probably more than all the others and that’s saying something. I won’t lie: I almost teared up a little at the end. I missed the UK more than I’d done in a while, and I miss that country every single day. This series, these characters, this author and his artists have created such a wonderful, bizarre, weird, unique, almost-perfect-but-not-quite comic that I know I’ll be rereading in the future. Several times.
This review might’ve gotten a little mushier than I intended. Awkward. But Bodies deserves my praise, and it deserves for you to read it. So go do that. I mean it. Right now.
Is this really it? Am I really ending my last Bodies review? It would appear so. The only proper way to end my review is with this:
Know You Are Loved.
If you want to learn more about the man behind Bodies, check out my interview with Si Spencer.