Review: White: The Great Pursuit Comic Books | My Reviews 16 SEP 2011

Time is running out in two realities.

In one world, a lethal virus threatens to destroy all life as scientists and governments scramble to find an antidote. In the other, a forbidden love could forever destroy the resistance known as The Circle.

Thomas Hunter can bridge both worlds, but he is quickly realizing that he may be able to save neither.

In the surprising conclusion of the Circle Trilogy, Thomas must find a way to rewrite history as he navigates a whirlwind of events leading to certain apocalypse.

The fate of two worlds comes down to one man’s choice. Life. Death. Love. Nothing is as it seems. Yet, all will forever be transformed by one man in the final hours.

Having enjoyed both Black and Red, I eagerly opened the graphic novel adaptation of Ted Dekker’s White, wanting to at last learn the final fate of Thomas Hunter and the two worlds which he has been battling to save ever since his nightmare began.

And at last, the final book gets it right, serving up some fantastically consistent, good artwork with no glaring art mistakes this time around, and a story that is as engaging and intriguing as the first two books, but without all the spelling and simple proofreading errors that had somehow spoiled the first two!

Mike Hansen is removed as the man handling the adaptation this time around, with the reigns being handed over to the man responsible for the art chores, Mike S. Miller, and someone else called J.S. Earls (I don’t know him). The switch is an inspired one because all of a sudden the pacing improves and we are left with an even more enjoyable, action-packed, drama-filled story with all the religious overtones we have now come to expect from Ted Dekker’s writing. There are a lot of big reveals, surprising twists and turns and a genuinely unexpected ending that neatly wraps of what is in the end a fantastic trilogy to take in.

As for the art chores, Mike S. Miller who had up to now only being contributing the covers to the series, takes over completely, making it the first time that one of these books features the work of a single artist. He has a nice detailed style which is easy on the eye and combined with the colours from David Curiel and Imaginary Friends Studio, makes for a good looking read.

Overall, this is a fantastic conclusion to what has been a great trilogy, overcoming all the shortcomings from the previous two books and delivering a solid piece of entertainment that makes picking up the trilogy well worth it. Action-packed with a good does of fantasy and intrigue, Ted Dekker’s the Circle Trilogy does not disappoint!

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