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Postal #20 Review

If there’s one sentiment President (ugh) Trump has expressed that we can actually all agree on, it’s that being in charge of stuff is really hard.

Mark may be a very capable mayor, but after the crap he dealt with last issue, the job seems less appealing than ever.

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Postal #20 Review
Postal #20
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Publisher: Image Comics


Observations

  • Isaac Shiffron may be full of crap, but that glorious beard of his makes it hard to discount anything he says.
  • Molly’s Crazy < Maggie’s Resolve (barely).
  • I’m not sure how that happened, but it’s not going to be good.
  • Nope. Not good at all.
  • Holy crap. Mark’s capacity for negotiation in any scenario is kind of terrifying.
  • “And I love you, too.”
  • Those bird masks are giving me bad flashbacks of True Detective season 2. Fortunately, things just got more interesting in two panels than the show could in two months.

The Verdict

If you weren’t on #TeamMaggie before, then Postal #20 will make sure of it one way or another.

While I do wish we’d gotten to see more of how Molly made her big move, that bit of vagueness was mitigated by the fantastic moment it created with her and Maggie acting as the angel/devil on Mark’s shoulder.

This isn’t just a case of two beautiful women helping a dude, though. Where Molly attempts to manipulate, Maggie masterfully plays her hand in a way that benefits her as much or more than it does Mark. She also pushes him to do what’s right without ever allowing herself to cave or accept anything less than him being fully on board.

While all that awesomeness is going on, Bryan Hill simultaneously weaves a subplot involving Bremble’s slow and skeptical integration into Shiffron’s army/cult. There’s a good deal that’s purposely omitted for our view, but the bookends to that narrative are evidence of some pretty crazy and interesting stuff we’ll be learning over the next few issues.

On the art side of things, Isaac Goodhart does some great work during the sequence with Molly and Maggie in the same proximity. When you read the issue (which better be on your pull list by now), look at the difference between the two women’s eyes. It’s subtle, but it perfectly illustrates how they both work.

And if you’re a big ole meathead like me, then don’t worry. Goodhart also draws plenty of blood, guts, and some crazy people wearing badass/terrifying bird head masks.

Postal #20 Review
Postal #20
Is it good?
If you weren’t on #TeamMaggie before, then Postal #20 will make sure of it one way or another.
Maggie vs Molly. This is what it's all about, folks.
While all that awesomeness is going on, Bryan Hill simultaneously weaves a subplot involving Bremble’s slow and skeptical integration into Shiffron’s army/cult.
Isaac Goodhart does some great work during the sequence with Molly and Maggie in the same proximity (and draws really good crazy-person-bird-head masks).
It would have been nice to see a bit more of how Molly made her move.
9
Great

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