Mother Panic #5 Review

We pick up where issue #4 left off. Pretty and Violet have plans to end Gather house, but their partnership is swiftly halted. They have two very different ways of handling the issue when Pretty opts to kill a child, Violet swiftly put an end to the very brief partnership. She has a soft spot for using children in such ways which are very understandable considering everything she has been through. Even if said child is offspring of the very man who landed her in that hell hole of a science experiment.
She has sympathy for Pretty because she has been there and they share the same goal. Ultimately her goal is more important than anything.  It’s very obvious that the experiments done to her made her stronger, as well as damaged. Pretty is not in the same boat. He is a coward and obviously out of his mind. Speaking in nursery rhymes and such. She breaks his rifle and writes him off like nothing (for now).

With another glimpse at Violet on the red carpet and in the spotlight. She does not disappoint. Whether she is suited up or wearing something slutty and out in public, Violet a genuine bad ass. They show little bits of Gather House here and there, pointing all fingers to human experimentation. Yet there’s obviously much more going on there. Who finances all this? Why has no one tried to put a stop to it until now? If all of this runs along in Gotham why hasn’t Batman put a stop to this? There are plenty of references to him in this series, so the timeline is there. He’s active and this just doesn’t add up to me.

Violet’s mother and her roses make another thrilling appearance. It’s a rare moment to see Violet not being a dick. She shows a small piece of her heart in the way she handles her mother. I Can’t help but wonder how long her mother has been like this and it explains why Violet was able to be taken away at such a young age. The very strange guy that lives in the cellar who can apparently talk to and control rats also makes another appearance. I will call him Willard for the time being, well for obvious reasons. I’m not sure about this guy just yet. He seems ok.. but what is his deal? It seems her mother can also understand these rats? Or is she really just that crazy?

Again we are left with a lot of unanswered questions. Hopefully, they will all be brought into the light in future releases.

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Reviewed by Shaun
Mother Panic #5
Written by Jody Houser
Art by: Shawn Crystal, Jean-Francois Beaulieu, John Workman

Published by DC
Release Date: March 22nd, 2017

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