Review: Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #3
Dancy Flammarion was content to spend eternity in the nothingness of hell, but when a twisted pair of incestuous bounty hunters initiates a dark ritual, she finds herself unceremoniously cast from the afterlife into the deadly waters of the bayou! Now, new dangers are stalking Dancy, some of whom wear familiar faces . . .
Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #3 marks the midpoint of this five issue miniseries from the writer of Silk, Caitlin R. Kiernan. Why I haven’t read Silk? I have a suspicious feeling it is dark, fantastical, and down right strange. Honestly, the more I read of this series, the more I want to buy more works form Caitlin R. Kiernan. The writing is solid, complex and filled with unique characters. Of course this issue is no exception, as the past comes to life. Reuniting lovers, strangers, and a good chunk of backstory. Looking forward to the next issue.
The art by Daniel Warren Johnson continues the realism, as more occult influence begins to appear. Of course the art manage to create flashbacks of Dancy as she is brought out of the muddy waters of a swamp. The characters continue the streak of having a feeling of life, as they try to navigate the strangeness of the world.
Story: Caitlin R. Kiernan Art: Daniel Warren Johnson
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy
Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review