Established fantasy franchises put a lot of energy into “building out” their worlds. The really memorable ones know how to let their worlds sink in.

In the fourth season of the freewheelin’ Dean Haspiel’s Webtoon comic The Red Hook, we don’t have to see the whole panorama of the fledgling hipster utopia it’s set in; we feel it in every close corner where the story plays out.

By now we’re at home in New Brooklyn, the former borough whose innate individuality caused it to supernaturally separate from its attached geography and start a second history as an island nation. …

Adam McGovern

Adam McGovern is a comicbook writer, poet, corporate semiotician and freelance agitator living in New Jersey.

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