An Episodic Reprieve in The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson 4

By Drew Baumgartner

The Futher Adventures of Nick Wilson 4

This article contains SPOILERS. If you haven’t read the issue yet, proceed at your own risk!

Comics and TV both exist on a spectrum between fully serialized and fully episodic storytelling modes. And any given series will move a bit within that spectrum, often to great effect — a typically heavily serialized story will offer up a beautifully self-contained installment, or a typically episodic one might find extra emphasis from that occasional “to be continued…”. As a miniseries, my expectations of serialization in The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson are even stronger, with each episode building to whatever conclusion writer Eddie Gorodetsky has engineered. Which makes issue 4’s episodic nature so refreshing — we couldn’t have seen it coming. Continue reading

High School Memories in The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson 3

By Spencer Irwin

This article contains SPOILERS. If you haven’t read the issue yet, proceed at your own risk!

Whether they romanticize it or want to forget about it altogether, most people have pretty strong feelings about the time they spent in high school — or, at least, that’s how most popular media likes to portray things. In truth, I’m guessing far more people think about high school the way Nick Wilson does: with hazy indifference. In The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson 3, Eddie Gorodetsky, Marc Andreyko, and Stephen Sadowski send Nick to his high school reunion, which is probably the lamest — and, thus, the most realistic — high school reunion in the history of pop culture.  Continue reading