Review – Time Bomb #3


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Time Bomb #3The three issue Radical Comics series has been entertaining and Time Bomb #3 wraps up as you’d expect it.  The comic series by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Paul Gulacy is a “B” action movie that involves Nazis and time travel.

Jack and WW II spy Ruth cool their heels in Metzger’s prison cell far below the surface, while the rest of the team hurries to rescue the duo and prevent the launch of the Omega Bomb. Unbeknownst to the heroes of the future, Metzger has a secret that could change the course of history as we know it. Can Jack and his team of commandos stop the Omega Bomb, defeat Metzger and escape without altering history?

I’m not going to lie, the series isn’t deep at all and somewhat reminiscent of the movie Time Cop.  It’s silly and has tons of holes in it, but overall it’s entertaining.  This is the comic you’d expect to be made as a made for tv movie or showing on the Sunday afternoon creature feature with that local guy dressed in costumes.

The series is silly fun, entertaining and worth the read.

Plot: Gray and Palmiotti have put together a B-movie in comic form that’s fun to read and you know can’t end well.  There’s all kinds of action of future weapons being used to fight evil Nazis.  It’s a no brainer.  Lots of fun, and an entertaining read.  Rating: 8

Art: Paul Gulacy does a great job translating the story onto the page.  There’s a need to mix the World War II setting with some items from the future and it all works well.  The action and slow moments are both enjoyable and it’s a good pairing of artist to writers.  Rating: 7.75

Overall: This is a popcorn comic, a bit silly, but also fun.  There’s not too much thought needed to enjoy it, and you know things aren’t going to work out perfectly, so you wind up reading it expecting things to go wrong even if the heroes succeed.  And in a weird twisted way, that’s a lot of fun.  Overall rating: 8

Recommendation: Buy

Page count: 56 pages    Price: $4.99     Release: 12/15/2010

Radical Publishing provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.