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Chloe and Rachel plan for their cross-country trip, yet Chloe can’t stop thinking about Max and the fact that she may be gone very soon. Meanwhile, Max and Tristan train to hone their abilities and, hopefully, learn more about them. Rachel is brought out to accept a reward on behalf of the city for helping in the arrest of the drug dealers that were threatening Tristan and Max. The four friends meet for lunch shortly afterwards, but Tristan and Max have little to report to Chloe and Rachel. Max walks home with Rachel afterwards, and Rachel prods Max about what Rachel was like in the reality from which Max came. Max tries to reassure Rachel that it doesn’t matter what the other Rachel was like; choices and circumstances define a person in innumerable ways.
Life is Strange #10 follows Max as she prepares to return to her own reality and how this is affecting Chloe, Rachel, and Tristan. It’s a rather chill and low-conflict issue.
The common theme throughout the comic is Chloe, Rachel, and Max trying to find reasons to avoid talking about Max’s departure to varying success. They know they need to talk about it more than they are, but it would be unleashing a wave of pain.
The ending cliffhanger is good, as it shocks while raising a lot of questions about what’s to come.
Claudia Leonardi continues to be a perfect artist for the Life is Strange comic. She renders the characters, their body language, and expressions perfectly. She crafts a damn good scene composition too. Andrea Izzo continues to give the book a great color treatment as well. This series has had consistently excellent visuals thanks to Leonardi and Izzo.
Life is Strange #10 is another strong issue, filled with emotionally-charged scenes and brewing conflict. All of our principal characters know what is coming, but none of them are ready to deal with it. Plus, there’s still so much Max, Chloe, Tristan, and Rachel don’t understand about Max and Tristan’s powers. In any case, this comic gets a recommendation. Check it out.
Life is Strange #10 comes to us from Emma Vieceli, artist and cover artist Claudia Leonardi, color artist Andrea Izzo, letters from Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt, and variant cover artist Will Offer.
Final Score: 8/10
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