This issue begins with Elvira getting a visit from The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife who reveals that he mysterious co-star Gil is neither Christian Bale or Daniel Day-Lewis. But in fact a Brazilian Gil Man.
Of course, Elvira is not prepared to take the two agents word for it, but keeps an open mind and gets close to Gil over the period of the weeks shoot to learn the truth for herself.
Fran Strukan continues to deliver some fantastic pages in a story, which is very obviously in part inspired by the Oscar Winning movie ‘The Shape Of Water’. The drawing of Gil is particularly nice as Strukan manages to provide a series of facial expressions that make Gil more easy for readers to relate to. The drawing of the panels towards the close of the issue where Elvira discovers the small Tank that the filmmaker was keeping Gil was really well drawn as well.
A fantastic penultimate issue, which closes things out in an exciting way in order to prepare us for the grand finale next month.
I loved a lot of the fish puns at the start of the book where Elvira is talking to the two Government Agents from The U.S. Department for Fish and Wildlife. I also loved the dialogue exchanged between Elvira and Gil and have to give Letterer Taylor Esposito credit for some nice work for his part in creating Gil’s unique voice.