Review – Days Missing: Kestus #3
All it takes is for something I can relate to or some cool bit of story telling to instantly hook me for a series, even one I was wavering on. Days Missing: Kestus #3 got me to completely to come around in this series just by setting this issue during the Apollo 11 mission. I’m a NASA and space geek, so this was an easy hook for me.
Archaia and Roddenberry Productions continue the history-making series DAYS MISSING! Since the dawn of mankind, the enigmatic Steward has guided our destiny in solitude—but now he knows he is not alone! An immortal woman named Kestus has also been watching humanity…with a suspicious eye. It’s 1969, and mankind is poised to take one giant leap. The Steward does everything in his power to make sure the Apollo 11 moon landing is a success…but a shadowy saboteur stands in his way. DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #3 adds another chapter to the thrilling exploits of The Steward, a being whose ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Although their existence is not remembered…the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of Earth’s evolution!
The issue revolves around the sabotage of that important space mission and the Steward’s mission to prevent it. I still might not get it all, but as a stand alone issue, this one was beyond solid. There were a lot of possibilities of where the issue could go, but it went in an entertaining direction.
I’m still not completely sold on the series, but as a stand alone issue, this one is solid. It’s fun, entertaining and creative. A definite buy.
Plot: Phil Hester has a really interesting concept here, with a manipulator of mankind’s destiny at key moments in our history. I still don’t quite get the whole folding thing, but this issue, just taken as a saboteur attempting to stop the Apollo 11 mission is really entertaining. Rating: 8
Art: David Marquez’s art is still solid, and there’s a bit of a feel of the time period. It doesn’t completely blow me away, but there’s a lot here as far as technology and a certain time frame that needs to get covered, which is pulled off. Rating: 8
Overall: I’m still not completely sold on the series or the concept, but as a NASA geek, I really enjoyed this issue. It’s worth checking out and giving this series a shot. Overall rating: 8
Page count: 32 pages Price: $3.95 Release: 2/2/11
Archaia provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.