Long Distance #4
Well, that was unexpected. I wasn’t sure how this romantic comedy about a long-distance relationship was going to play out, since I wouldn’t put it past author Thom Zahler to break my heart. Thankfully, we get a satisfactory ending, but one I couldn’t have predicted.
A lot is lumped into this issue. After Carter and Lee met and fell in love, they had to figure out how to make their separation work for them — what with Carter co-running an ad agency in Columbus and Lee tied to Chicago because of her grandmother.
I actually could have seen this being five or six issues, with more exploration of items that are covered here in montages, but that might have been difficult to avoid seeming repetitive. This issue, in showing the characters facing the challenges of their situation, has enough negative moments, although that’s realistic, to face bumps.
There’s not much more I can say about the book that I haven’t already said. The cartooning is good, the emotions are real, and I really enjoyed reading the series. I think it’s a testament to how much I enjoyed spending time with these characters that I don’t want to let them go yet. I hope there’s a sequel coming!