Writer: Skottie Young
Artist: Kyle Strahm
Colorist: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letterer: Nate Piekos of Blambot
Release Date: August 3, 2022
Twig the Murderer?! Well, not quite. Twig and Splat have tracked down the Horned Beast and are ready to cut out its heart. Only he can’t go through with it. Twig #4 by Skottie Young explores the next steps of Twig and Splat’s quest as they detour to repair the final gem of the placelings.
At the end of the last issue, Twig and Splat faced monumental challenges that seemed hard to pull off in two issues. In Twig #4, Young rises to the challenge and delivers big results as the final issue nears. Though a lot happened throughout the issue, the pacing didn’t feel rushed at all. Throughout this issue, Young fleshes out the characters of Twig and Splat more than in any prior issue. Throughout this story, their heart and kindness are obvious and Twig grows into even more of a hero. As Young steers into the final issue, all the pieces are falling into place to deliver an excellent finale.
The art team of Kyle Strahm and Jean-Francois Beaulieu does it again as they deliver an incredible issue. Month after month, readers are treated to a colorful fantasy world that just keeps getting better. As Twig and Splat are joined on their quest by the newest member of their merry band, Strahm and Beaulieu explore more of the world through another travel montage. More than that, the band of adventures comes across amazing creatures that are weird, creepy, adorable, or somehow all of the above. There’s not much else to say other than the art is exactly what this story needs and while both Strahm and Beauilieu are good individually, together they produce magic.
This issue continues all of the cartoon-y fun that has been present throughout Twig. Heartwarming and relatable, the characters push on as they head into the final issue.