Review – Velocity #3


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Velocity #3 COVA_stampedWhat can I say about the third issue other than what the fuck!?  Velocity #3 continues the rocketing and entertaining race against time.  Written by Ron Marz this issue both put a smile on my face and caused my jaw to drop at the shocking ending.

Like fast women? Boy, do we have a girl for you. The clock is literally ticking on the life of Carin Taylor, the hero known as Velocity. The fastest girl in the world must race around the globe in an attempt to save her Cyberforce teammates. If Carin can’t beat the clock, she and her friends will succumb to a techno-virus and give Cyberforce’s greatest foe his greatest victory. The issue continues the creative collaboration of writer Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer).

The issue is just hot with such a fun narrative and art by Kenneth Rocafort that’s beyond amazing.  Forget a mini-series I want an ongoing!  There was a lot of hype by the Top Cow crew going into the third issue at a hell of an ending and they delivered.  This is issue (and entire mini-series) is just fantastic and an absolute buy.

Plot: Marz can tell a story, we know that, and what’s amazing is how varied those stories are.  This character is kinetic and the writing fits her perfectly.  There’s not tons of dialogue, this is mostly captions and thought balloons, and it works so well.  If you haven’t picked up an issue of this mini-series you’re doing yourself a disservice.  GO AND BUY THIS NOW!  Rating: 9

Art: Rocafort’s art is just beyond hot.  This is one you have to buy in paper form, the digital medium doesn’t do it justice at all.  You’ll stare at each page long after you’ve finished reading.  Just amazing art.  Rating: 10

Overall: Ok, there was some hype by the Top Cow crew especially about the final page.  Let me tell you, it lives up to it.  The issue is just amazing in every sense.  Go out and get the entire run if you haven’t done so.  The series is beyond fun.  Now I want an ongoing!  Overall rating: 9.5

Recommendation: Buy

Page count: 32 pages    Price: $3.99     Release: 12/15/2010

Top Cow provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.