Review – DV8: Gods and Monsters #3


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DV8 Gods and Monsters #3One of the best things about writing for a comics blog is getting to discover new comic books that you wouldn’t normally think of picking up at the store.  Case in point is DV8: Gods and Monsters, whose third issue is released this week.  If you’re a regular to this site, you’ll know we love this series and gave the first and second issues glowing reviews and the third is no exception.

Brian Wood is beyond a talent and deserves more mainstream recognition.  I struggle to think of one series he’s written that fails to impress.  The third issue is a long debate about the rights of people to interfere in the lives of others.  Also, the idea of technology is debated and the acceptance of how things work and if that in itself is a form of magic.  That’s all wrapped around our introduction to Hector Morales aka Powerhaus who can take emotions and use it to grow.

Rebekah Isaacs continues to provide solid art that enhances the story telling and adds to Woods’s story.

Even if you didn’t pick up the first two issues (and you should), you’re doing yourself a disservice in not picking up this third issue.  Even as a single story the debate alone about one’s right to interfere in others lives is worth the read.  It’s subject matter is one that’s pertinent today and will make you think, exactly as a comic should.

Check out below for the extended review and rating.

Plot: Brian Wood is a master, what can I say?  I can’t find fault in the dialogue or the story.  It’s a brilliant mystery with the story unfolding through an interrogation looking what has already transpired.  Each individual is distinct and where they are in the story makes sense and doesn’t seem forced.  This is just quality writing and something that needs to be read.  Rating: 10

Art: Rebekah Isaacs impresses and seems to grow with each issue.  The art is fantastic to look at and does a lot of justice to Woods’s story.  She’s an artist to keep your eye on and I expect some great stuff down the road.  Rating: 8.75

Overall: What do I need to convince you to pick up this issue?  The praise above should do the trick, right?  This is a super hero mystery that’s unfolding at a perfect pace.  Each issue so far stand on their own, yet build upon each other.  Trust me though, if you pick up this issue first, you’ll wind up getting the first two.  Woods and Isaacs is a fantastic team and this series shows off both of their talent.  Overall rating: 9.5

Recommendation: Buy

Page count: 22 pages of story    Price: $2.99     Release: Wednesday 6/16/2010

DC and Wildstorm provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.