Comic Review: Hawaiian Dick, Vol. 4: Aloha, Hawaiian Dick

Published on: November 22nd, 2016
Written by: B. Clay Moore
Art by: Jacob Wyatt

Image Comics, 136 Pages


Well, I finally got around to reading the fourth volume in the Hawaiian Dick series by B. Clay Moore. Unfortunately, this volume reads like it is the last one. I hope there is more but some things happen in this one that forever change the course of the characters’ lives and their geographical location. That’s kind of a bummer but I have really enjoyed the series.

In this story, Byrd a.k.a. Hawaiian Dick is pitted against an old enemy from an earlier story, an enemy thought dead. This story also features the emergence of his one surviving brother. It also hints at a romantic relationship blossoming between Kahami and Mo Kalama, which is really sweet, honestly.

A lot happens to setup the story but a lot felt unresolved. I liked this volume, overall, but I felt like it was rushed at parts from a narrative standpoint and it left the reader with a lot of questions but I won’t spoil the plot details. That alone makes me hope that there is something else planned but I guess, time will tell.

The art in this book is done by Jacob Wyatt, Jason Armstrong and Paul Reinwand. It is a different style than the other books. While I preferred the look of the earlier ones better, the art is still really good. It was the art and style of those early Hawaiian Dick stories that really drew me in.

Aloha, Hawaiian Dick despite the length of time since the last story arc was originally published, maintains the quality of the series. As I’ve said in my reviews for the other volumes, I hope that there is more in the future and that we get to see these characters for years to come. I also think that this could be fantastic if adapted for the screen, whether large or small.

Rating: 8.25/10
Pairs well with: The other Hawaiian Dick collected editions.