So I've dabbled on and off reading Allison's works and only recent sat down and read through all of Bad Machinery, then I started reading Solver before realizing 'oh wait there was a published work that took place between these two wasn't there' so I picked up Wicked Things and read that too.
Yeah there really needs to be something sorting the various projects together.
But anyway, Wicked Things. Is there only 6 issues? It looks like it ended in 2020 and there hasn't been anything since but it REALLY feels like there's more story to tell there, right? Like, we get no closure on who the murderer is, no answers on why the detective's translator was so damn sus, we just see Lottie faff about working with an unlikeable police force solving frustratingly non-supernatural crimes and then the victim wakes from his coma just long enough to clear her name before dying, the end.
Was there any discussion about this when it came out that I might have missed? I know I absorbed a large quantity of Allison's work in a short period of time so maybe Wicked Things hit different after a few years since seeing these characters but to me coming right off finishing Bad Machinery it just felt kind of ennnnhh?? If Allison had another set of issues planned and they just haven't materialized yet then it would all make more sense but I don't know if that's been confirmed anywhere?
Solver, at least, has been delightful and feels more of a fit with Bad Machinery. And hey, in the most recent pages Shauna's back! We get a sense that despite Lottie and Shauna mending their friendship in the final pages of Bad Machinery that it never fully recovered to where it was prior to the big Blossom schism, Shauna didn't even realize Lottie was framed for murder.
Is it weird that despite only just reading all of Bad Machinery the past couple pages of Solver feels weirdly nostalgic?