Demystifying The Flying Woman – She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #4
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Luna breaks into one of Mayura’s hideouts and gets her wrist cut on glass in the process. This prompts her to move up her “camping trip” with Gary, to the chagrin of her parents. A SWAT team clears out the people living in the sewers beneath the city, forcing Luna’s grandmother to move on once again. Miss Church returns and seeks out Luna. She knows that something bad will happen to Luna, as more agents have tracked her and Gary down and know exactly where they are going for the weekend.
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #4 finds new lows and paranoias for Luna, and these changes frighten her parents even further.
We also get more glimpses into the character and personal life of Mayura, demystifying the character more for the reader, even if she still exists as a mythical figure for Luna herself.
Luna’s visions take a new turn in this issue as well, getting a bit more viscerally gross–even if they still serve to flesh out Luna’s mental state.
Miss Church’s brief reunion with Luna shows how far down Church has spiraled as well, though she still only wants the best for Luna. The subplot with Luna’s grandmother still apparently being alive doesn’t quite go anywhere yet, though I am deeply curious as to where that is leading.
Martín Morazzo’s artwork continues to be brilliant in its ability to craft the visuals of Luna’s frightening and often cruel world. It’s expressive and sets a tone that jives perfectly with the narrative as it is written. Miroslav Mrva’s color art is cold and alienating, which is also perfectly suited to the tone of the story as well as the travails of Luna’s journey.
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #4 is another fantastic and emotional issue in this Dark Horse and Berger Books series. We learn more about Mayura, Luna goes to greater extremes to learn about the flying woman, and Luna’s family prepares to go to great extremes in the hopes that they can help their daughter heal. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #4 comes to us from writer Christopher Cantwell, artist and cover artist Martín Morazzo, color artist Miroslav Mrva, and letterer Clem Robins.
Final Score: 8.5/10