The final, extra-long issue of Mirror brings the story to a satisfying conclusion, although it leaves several of the central mysteries intact. In the end, Emma Rios has written a story less about revealing the secrets of the world, and more about following the emotional development of these characters.
A rat seeks approval.
A mage longs for courage.
A dog wishes to rest.
A shadow urges for matter.
A minotaur looks for a reflection.
A scientist hopes for redemption.
An admiral begs to have chosen wisely.
An asteroid is eager to be reborn anew.
Mirror has been a complex story that evokes a whole host of emotions in those who read it. This is the final issue that draws the story up in a relatively neat little bow while still maintaining enough mystery to keep readers guessing as well as maybe demanding a sequel.
There is a subtle interplay of emotions with the Admiral Elena in a telling flash back. The developing conflict between the humans and hybrids leave even the most jaded reader touched. This is a story of humanity and what it means to be human, even if your are half canine or a minotaur.
Hwei Lim’s art is almost transcendent although lacking some of the movement and overall dimension of previous issues. The color palette mimics water colors and follows along the winding down plot beautifully.
Image Comics delivers a satisfying conclusion to their epic mini-series.
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