Pope Hats #4 is a wow; different from the previous issue in almost every way. This issue is oversize, full color (as well as monochrome) and filled with short stories rather than the ongoing saga of Frances and Vickie, which will resume next issue (yeah, it's going to be awhile...). The deft characterization that we have come to associate with Rilly's work is here in spades. Every story here is worthy of your attention, but the real standout is the centerpiece of the book, the harrowing tale of "The Nest." A subtle yet devestating tale of urban alienation, mental illness, hope, despair, confusion, doubt and faith that centers on parenting and delivers insights one would not think possible in a creator of so few years. All in a beautifully designed package of the kind you've come to expect from AdHouse Books.
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