Review: Black Canary #3
Black Canary’s worst nightmare has come true: child prodigy Ditto has been kidnapped! But the perp isn’t your average criminal mastermind…
If this issue had a soundtrack, it’d be a rock version of Carl Douglas’ Kung Fu Fighting. Written by Brenden Fletcher, the issue has Black Canary doing what she can to fight off the group’s attackers and protect Ditto at the same time.
The issue is almost all action and fighting with that dying down in the last quarter or so as things are explained and we learn a hell of a lot of what’s going on. I think that explanation might be my only issue. While you absolutely need to no nothing as to what’s come before as far as Black Canary’s life, I still felt like I was missing something, which was a little frustrating. But, it’s still impressive that you really can be absolutely fresh as far as characters and be totally good.
There’s tons of action here, and it’s presented in an almost cinematic fashion in that the various fighting would look awesome on the big screen being acted out.
That cinematic feel is partially due to artist Annie Wu. Her art is presented in a style and with angles that enhance the action and makes it feel more like a director setting up exciting shots. It’s very cool and feels like something I’d want to see in a movie or television.
The issue is a solid mix of action, some humor, and revelations. The end was something that was a bit obvious, but it’s still something I want to see where it goes. Fletcher and Wu are giving us a rocking series that’s full of fun action, and a great mix of humor too.
Story: Brenden Fletcher Art: Annie Wu
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Read
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