Originally published at Comic Book Resources.com on Thu, May 31st, 2012 at 2:40PM (PDT)
The creative writing by Menton3 and Kasra Ghanbari is very expressive, almost like poetic stanzas. Though the well-articulated dialogue is very stylish and readers will definitely need some extra time to understand the meaning behind the lines, they will certainly be engaged by the elocution — but trying to understand what the characters are saying may take contemplation and effort.
The layout with Ghanbari’s dialogue balloons coincides with Menton3’s artwork to great effect. Eyes follow along with the words, which are specifically planted next to a precise point in the well-drawn illustrations. Readers will be amazed at how fully invested they are in the story, especially when the protagonist and antagonist are just standing and talking. You can automatically tell every conscious thought went into this project, into every single panel and page.
The end of a four issue-miniseries, “Monocyte” #4 ends on a satisfyingly spectacular note with astonishing artwork. Primary colors have been washed away leaving only shades of black and gray are in the forefront. A gritty hint of green is only used to emphasize the dialogue. When the last page is read, readers will want to know more about this supernatural world Monocyte lives in. With such tremendous effort and incredible attention to detail, “Monocyte” #4 excels as a worthy endeavor in fantasy storytelling and artwork.