Writer: Rob Williams
Artists: Mike Dowling
Color: Quinton Winter
A Moment of Silence for My Pride
As this story comes to an end, I have to admit I was wrong. I read one issue of Unfollow and greatly disliked it. I thought this was another superficial story about popularity on social media. Two things I really don’t care about. I was wrong. I decided to read this issue and found myself really engaged and entertained. So I went on that beloved internet and looked up a series synopsis. What a fantastic story that I missed out on… So I definitely plan to right my wrong and pick up the first 17 issues and dive deep into this story.
There was a ‘Hunger Games’ Vibe about this book that I really liked. Also the ending was really surprising and left me with a million questions. One thing that still kinds of pulls at my annoyance strings is the use of graphic material for the pure shock value. It’s actually the thing that turned me off the series as a whole. Don’t get me wrong, blood, guts, and sex are all fine when they pertain to the story. But when it’s used just to make itself feel edgy, it just seems so unnecessary and turns me off the whole story. Again I saw those moments in this issue as well, but if you don’t mind that style I’d bet you wouldn’t even think twice about it.
Unfollow and Clean Room were both highly adored books and both, in the same week, have ended their tale. So what is next for Gail Simone and Rob Williams? Will part of their epic stories be reborn into a new story of death and destruction? Or will the writers create a new world to shock us? Whatever comes next for Rob Williams, I will be a lot more open to it and fully immerse myself into the book.
(no rating as it would be unfair since I haven’t been keeping up with the issues, but yes you should read Unfollow as a whole)
Ariel DuPey | NCR