Indie Comic Preview - Going to the Chapel [2019] #4

Going to the Chapel [2019] #4 - (W) David Pepose, (A) Gavin Guidry, (C) Liz Kramer, (L) Ariana Maher, (CA) Johanna the Mad, Maan House, and Gavin Guidry

The final issue of the unique wedding/heist mashup Going to the Chapel hits comic book store shelves Christmas week (12/26), and for those who have been following this series, its a perfect holiday gift from the creative team of David Pepose, Gavin Guidry, Liz Kramer, and Ariana Maher.

This fourth issue delivers a great conclusion to this unconventional love story, implementing humor, action, slight of hand, yet another twist (there's been a nice little one each issue), and a whole lot of heart.  Does Emily choose her fiancĂ© Jesse or her old flame Tom?  Does Grandma Harriet continue to kick ass?  Whatever happened to the Heart of Dresden sapphires?  And most importantly, how in the hell does David Pepose wrap all of this up in one last issue?  You'll have to pick it up to find out for yourself, but this is definitely a wedding day story to be remembered!

After the third issue, I can honestly say that I didn't expect this story to wrap up the way it did.  There's an expertly written/illustrated scene mid-way through this issue that causes the story to take a turn.  The more I read it, the more I love it.  It's the sort of conversation that probably every couple should have, although ideally before their wedding day.  Facial expressions/emotions can often be a tripping point artistically, but Gavin Guidry and Liz Kramer deliver (as they have throughout the series).  They really convey the emotion of the conversation and drive that story beat home.

If you enjoy heists, action, and humor, with a little emotional weight to it all, then Going to the Chapel is a series for you.  It's a fast paced read that's a lot of fun.  These four issues tell a complete story, but I wouldn't mind running into some of these characters again down the road, whether that be a direct sequel or if they showed up in a tangential title.

Going to the Chapel has been an unexpectedly fun story for me.  I say that not because I had low expectations, but because I literally had none going into this series.  It was my first exposure to the works of any of the creators.  I had no absolutely no idea what to expect and I have enjoyed every page.  I'd like to thank David Pepose for reaching out a few months back and providing the opportunity to preview these issues in advance.  It's been fun and I now have four 'new' creators to follow.

*Trade-waiters don't despair, Action Lab-Danger Zone will be releasing a trade paperback collection of Going to the Chapel coming up in February (just in time for Valentine's Day).

Going to the Chapel [2019] #1: JUL191409 - Available Now!

Going to the Chapel [2019] #2: AUG191482 - Available Now!

Going to the Chapel [2019] #3: SEP191367 - Available Now!

Going to the Chapel [2019] #4: OCT191476 - Coming 2/5/20

Going to the Chapel TPB [2020]: DEC191316 - Coming 2/12/20


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