By Amie Macias
Image Comics and Eisner Award winner Becky Cloonan team up in By Chance or Providence. Cloonan has beautifully sculpted fiction into three stand alone tales. Not only does she warn her audience with the cover that this book is going to be dark, but in the first pages she includes the dedication:
THOSE OF YOU WITH
CRUSHES ON YOUR
I fell in love with these stories. Each one more dark than the last. I lived through each character’s journey and pain, and craved for more. Cloonan’s knack for the morbidity in love lost and of sacrifice told through words and pictures is uncanny. She is a true master of the macabre. She aptly chose colorist, Lee Loughridge (Batman Adventures) to ink every page flawlessly. I couldn’t get enough of their artwork, but luckily there’s about forty pages in the back of concept sketches and illustrations.
Rating: 9.0 out of 10