Decorum #8 Review
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Mike Hiddleston
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November 24, 2021
Reviewer: JR Huitt
Image Comics releases Decorum #8 this week. Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston team up to wrap up their limited series and set the stage for what comes next. Follow along and hopefully, I can convince you as to why you definitely should pick up Decorum #8 this week.
Decorum #8 wraps up Jonathan Hickman’s first foray into another universe. With an eight months gap between Decorum #7 and Decorum #8, I decided to read the whole series in one sitting. The series definitely reads better in one sitting (the hardcover is going to be a must-have) than it does in a month-to-month format.
While I’ve seen several differing views on Hickman’s tendencies of using additional information to further the story, I’ve always been firmly in the more is better camp. And with Decorum #8, I’m reminded of just how dense this book has been. Still, I can’t help but be excited for the future of the world that has been created. One last thought, with all of the crazy, off-the-wall things that the team has managed to include in the eight issues of Decorum, I would love to see what didn’t make the cut. As I said earlier, the hardcover collection of this series is a must-have.
Personally, I believe that Mike Huddleston owns the week with Decorum #8. I’ve enjoyed the artwork in all of the issues of this series, but with this issue, it’s as though he has achieved his final form! As soon as I finished this one (read it twice – there’s a LOT going on), I fired up the trusty Google search and did a deep dive into Huddleston’s art. If you haven’t done this, stop reading this review and go do it. Right now. I’ll wait.
See, I told you that it was well worth your time!
Decorum #8 is a master class in how to succeed with a new comic IP and is easily my favorite book of the week. Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston used the extra room (all eight issues are ginormous) to the full effect! Additionally, while Decorum #8 was billed as the final issue of the series, it ends with the perfect moment. “To Be Continued.” Hickman and Huddleston definitely have a hit as they wrap up this story and lay the groundwork for the follow-up.