Getting Your Feet Off The Ground With She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Luna and Gary have found Mayura’s family, and Luna has so many questions for her husband. However, she doesn’t like his answers. He believes Mayura deliberately killed herself, and Luna can’t accept that. Later, law enforcement arrives to arrest Mayura’s family for stealing the plutonium used in the flying machine. Luna feels guilty, and she blames Gary for informing the law. Luna is at her wit’s end, and she is ready to cut out the eye that taunts her so much. Thankfully, Bill arrives with Mayura’s flying machine.

She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5 cover by Martín Morazzo
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5 cover by Martín Morazzo

She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5 finishes out this volume of Luna’s story. She feels like everything is falling apart, and her investigations into the life story of Mayura have made her feel more alone, desperate, and isolated than ever before.

Like the prior issues of this series, Lost Pilot #5 is heartfelt and gut-wrenching. Luna is taken to her mental limits, and her pain is relatable for anyone who has struggled with mental illness. I have in my life, and She Could Fly has hit close to home in every issue.

The ending to this volume is far less bombastic and action-heavy than the first, but it’s nonetheless compelling and emotional. We get to see who is there for Luna and who wants to see her get better. I won’t spoil anymore than that, but trust that it’s very good.

She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5 art by Martín Morazzo, Miroslav Mrva, and letterer Clem Robins
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5 art by Martín Morazzo, Miroslav Mrva, and letterer Clem Robins

Martín Morazzo finishes strong as well with his distinctive art style that both grounds the visuals and shows the innate fear and ugliness of its world. That said, there are still moments of beauty, and those shine all the more thanks to Morazzo. Miroslav Mrva’s color work brings the coldness and alienation innate in Luna’s life, and it’s beautiful in both presentation and the feelings it evokes.

She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5 closes out this painful, beautiful, and meaningful chapter with another issue full of emotion and weight. Cantwell, Morazzo, and Mrva have made something beautiful once again with this volume, and this comic definitely gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5 comes to us from writer Christopher Cantwell, artist and cover artist Martín Morazzo, color artist Miroslav Mrva, and letterer Clem Robins.

Final Score: 9/10

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