By Sneha Jaiswal (Twitter | Instagram)

Drinks, dance, drama, duels… there’s a little bit of everything in the fourth issue of comic book series ‘The Least We Can Do’ by Iolanda Zanfardino and Eliza Romboli. The fiery cover holds the hint of a electrifying edition and sure enough – protagonist Uriel is killing it at combat practice in the very first page of the issue. She is soon about to go on her first real mission against the Eden Army, can she fight or will she be a liability for the rebels?

(Read: ‘The Least We Can Do’ – Issue #1 Review for plot overview)

Iolanda continues to include new ‘Medium’ stones, so while last issue we learnt about the ‘Coal Medium’, this issue we are made familiar with the ‘Quartz Medium’, a stone that can slow down enemies. The issue also introduces a fascinating new character who uses ‘they/them’ pronouns and their character design, dressing style is distinctly different from the rest. Eliza Romboli’s artwork and color schemes in the comic book make it a complete joyride, giving the slightly dystopian tale a fantasy-like touch. There’s an action-packed train battle sequence, which is brought to life by Eliza’s solid strokes.

The story picks up a lot of steam (quite literally) and is going in an exciting direction. Unlike the first few issues that ended on major cliff-hangers, things come to a close on a poignant note. Uriel’s relationship with the Eclipse Rebels is at a turning point and so is their struggle against those in power.

It’s a 4/5 from me.

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