Black Cotton - Issue 5 Review
Writer: Brian Hawkins
Art: Marco Perugini
Publisher: Scout Comics
Reviewed By: Dean Asquith
My Rating: 🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹
Set in an alternate reality where the social order of "white" and "black" is reversed, an elitist family, the Cottons, are rocked by a tragic shooting that begins to unravel long standing family secrets that could not only destroy the family but also divide the fragile social climate of the world.
Black Cotton has gone from strength to strength with each issue, focusing on an incredibly poignant societal issues.
This issue sees the repercussions of all the events of the previous issues, including that of the shooting of Elizabeth Nightingale and the mysterious business dealings of the Cotton family. The cotton family is split and there doesn’t seem to be any coming back from it. Protests are on the rise and so are the calls for equality. The cottons also continued to be hunted by 2 assassins who closed the gap between themselves and the cottons panel by panel.
Brian Hawkins is an absolutely superb writer who never fails to dazzle me with his storytelling. Brian’s ability to convey the issues of the story is literary perfection. Never shying away from the true to life political and social issues is something I have admired from Brian and from this comic series as a whole. The whole team has done superbly.
There aren't masses to talk about here in this issue as we set up for what promises to be a finale of epic scale. I can’t wait to see how this all plays out, my hopes are that we see a glimpse of what life could be like if we finally learn that no matter our race, no matter our life philosophy or religion what truly matters is being human. We all inhabit earth, it is our home. Humanity is our family.