Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #4
Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Djibril Morissette-Phan
Colorist: K. Michael Russell
I am sad to see this series end again, but it ended it with a bang. The creative team on this book never disappoints and I hope to see them return with a third series. Kaydon shines in this issue and does something at the end of the issue that was totally unexpected. That decision does wonders for her character because it looked like she might been heading down the same path Farrah went down. Kaydon just turned seventeen years old, but shows that she just might be a little wiser than many gave her credit for. The one thing this issue continues to highlight is the ugliness of Hollywood, and it is really noticeable in Kaydon’s agent.
Kaydon’s agent is just disgusting. He comes off as if he’s looking out for her, but he is not. He’s looking to capitalize on her fifteen minutes of fame. He knows that Kaydon’s mother doesn’t want her doing the interview, but has her do it anyway. Not only that, but he’s fine with Kaydon forging her signature. If the idea was for him to come as a real scumbag, mission accomplished. This was necessary though because Hollywood is full of people like Kaydon’s agent, and highlighting his conniving ways in this series shows how repulsive Hollywood can be.
Jim Zub, Djibril Morissette-Phan, K. Michael Russell, and Holly Raychelle Hughes have crafted a phenomenal arc. The story, art, and back matter are all a great combination. The essays in the back of each issue highlight how cruel and unforgiving Hollywood can be. There may not be a literal demons in Hollywood but there are some heartless and manipulative people, and that is much worst. This series is more relevant now because of all the dirt that is coming to the light today in Hollywood. I know there are a lot of stories vying for attention on the comic stands today, but do yourself a favor and read this. It is entertaining, the art is amazing, and it is also educational due to the informative back matter.