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Eden isn’t exactly the most stable place in America to live. When you add in the fact that the FBI and Isaac Shiffron are coming after them, it makes things even tenser.

First Read Reactions

  • Always nice when the people who broke into your home and beat you senseless at least offer a cigarette before the interrogation begins.
  • Damn right, Maggie. Damn right.
  • Mark Shiffron: Master of diffusing relationship troubles with literal interpretations.
  • Gold. It always comes down to gold.
  • When it comes to signing blood pacts, Laura Shiffron does not mess around.
  • As ugly as death is, it’s nice when a character makes sure there’s absolutely no chance of the victim randomly coming back to life.
  • “It won’t work if you do it the wrong way.”

The Verdict

As grounded as Postal is with regards to human desires and depravity, the one place it always stretched the suspension of disbelief a bit was in the town of Eden’s existence. Now, however, we’re finally getting some answers courtesy of a well-inserted flashback that fits perfectly with the craziness that led us to the present.

This issue, Laura Shiffron takes center stage, which is fantastic for a couple reasons:

  1. She’s a badass, a great character, and we get to see Isaac Goodhart draw her as an absolute knockout fifteen years ago (Although for the record, I’d still gladly take a shot at romance with Mayor Shiffron today or tomorrow).
  2. Mark is starting to piss me off a little.

I get why he makes the decision he does, but it still feels dirty, especially after what looked like a major turning point for him recently.

Other than that, though, Postal #21 effectively sets up what should be an explosive culmination of many of the series’ overarching plot threads. This book has always managed to pay off when conflicts comes to a head, so watching the biggest conflict(s) of them all collide should be all types of fun.

Postal #21
Is it good?
Postal #21 effectively sets up what should be an explosive culmination of many of the series’ overarching plot threads.
Laura Shiffron (who is arguably the series' most interesting character) takes center stage.
We’re finally getting answers about how Eden has been allowed to exist.
I get why Mark makes the decision he does, but it still feels dirty, especially after what looked like a major turning point for him recently.
8
Good