Review: Acursian Chapter 3
In the movies when characters conspire against either the protagonist or antagonist, it is something to watch. Avengers: Endgame gave a satisfying if not tear heavy end to this chapter of the MCU. We found our heroes defeating Thanos in what had to feel like a thousand actors on one set. It would move most people to defeat someone who was both evil and tragic.
Then are those stories where the protagonist gets attacked from all corners. Like in the recently concluded Sticks and Stones, which revolves around workplace racist harassment. The story gave a sobering if not painful look at how being “black” can also be seen as otherism. In the third issue of Acursian Chapter 3, John gets strategically attacked much like Thomas in Sticks and Stones.
We find Charlie starting to realize the birds following him are the witches, but before he can fully put it together, they distract him by inducing a childhood memory which causes him to cry. They would eventually follow him and his father, who is now a baby because of them, and unleash the rest of the curse, which means certain doom for him. Then the police discover some illegal activities the day before his court case. By Acursian Chapter 3‘s end, the witches have left his life in ruins, unleashing this ancient knell of doom.
Overall, Acursian Chapter 3 is an excellent chapter that propels the story along. The story by the creative team is action-packed The art by the creative team is luminous. Altogether, a story that doesn’t let up on what makes this story so great.
Story: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, Erika Lewis Art: Beni Lobel and Tommy Lee Edwards
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy