Review: Brik #3

brik-3-marketing_preview-1The moment that I’ve been waiting for since I read through issue #1 and reviewed issue #2 has arrived. By the time I finished reading Brik #3 it was clear that the break in between issues was worth it. The latest issue is such a page turner that I was caught off guard by its ending. That would be a good thing if I didn’t find myself needing to know what happened next right now.

The anticipation is one of the great things about Adam Glass and Michael Benson‘s work. They’ve created a unique and relatable mashup in Brik and I love every minute of it. With each issue it keeps on getting better, even Harwinder Singh‘s art work seems more refined this time around.

Issue three finds our young hero finding his creation mid raccoon kill in the middle of the park. He tries to teach him and goes on a tour of his city to see the limits of what his Golem can do. After assessing his monster pals abilities instead of going home to help his mother close up shop, he decided to show his romantic rival and bully some street justice.

The justice doled out is exactly what you would expect from a teenager. He lures his bully into an alley and sicks his Golem on him. The Golem turns out to be too powerful to control and nearly impossible to shut off which delays Drew’s return home.

I pointed out the Spiderman and Daredevil backstory comparisons in my review of issue #2 and at the risk of being repetitive, I will say it again. We all know what happens when our young and eager hero is out flexing his new super power and leaves a family member unprotected.

Brik does not disappoint us in the with great power school of thought and those pesky murderous Russian monsters from the first two issues rear their ugly heads again in issue three. This time around they go after the only real relative that Drew has left. The writers even split screen the attack so that you see the brutality that’s being dealt with as you see Drew getting his revenge on his bully. It’s a symbiotic relationship between vengeance and the right path and his karma was given to him instantly.

Drew doesn’t find out what happened to his mom in this issue but, we all know and we know how this story ends. Drew is going. To discover that  his mom was attacked while he was off dealing with a bully. He will seek vengeance and his path will either be that of the Spiderman or that of the Punisher. Either way works for me and I can’t wait to see how Drew’s story unfolds .

Story: Adam Glass and Michael Benson  Art: Harwinder Singh
Story: 9.6 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review