Edward Scissorhands continues with Whole Again: Part 3! From IDW Publishing, written by Kate Leth, with art by Drew Rausch, Edward Scissorhands #8 picks up with a road trip to Dr. Wells studio. Now that all of Edward’s friends have successful campaigned for him to get on her show, they all head out to the studio together, Megs Mom included. Besides a very large amount of candy consumption, their journey is a smooth one. However, when they all meet Dr. Wells, opinions are mixed. Edward, being the innocent soul he is, likes her, while Megs is skeptical.
I have to say that I’m enjoying this arc a lot. This issue was definitely more of a build up issue. Leth drops a lot of clues that increase the suspense of the plot. I don’t want to sound negative, but I’m leaning more towards the predictable side of how things will turn out. What are the chances that Dr. Wells will be able to give Edward a set of regular hands? She’s clearly a villain, and villains don’t often help our favorite characters.
Of course there is a part of me that is insanely curious about what would happen if things went the other way. I don’t doubt that Kate Leth and Drew Rausch have the epic creative team powers to take a character that we’ve known and loved and change a major part of his life. I’m sure that they would continue to put out a brilliant comic. However, it raises the question of why we all love Edward so much. Obviously we don’t just love him for his scissorhands, but it does come down to his uniqueness and ability to be a kind and amazing human.
As a side note, I did appreciate Megs gaining a bit of clarity about her mother’s personality. We also get a nice flashback to her mothers past, which provides some clarity for us too. I like that their relationship is evolving. Megs continues to be an interesting character to watch, and I adore her loyalty to looking after Edward. In the end, I guess I will have to be patient and wait for next months issue to see how it all turns out. Be sure to pick up Edward Scissorhands #8 from your local comic book store, and if you haven’t checked out the series yet, the first trade paperback is available this week!
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.