Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead #3

Story by Warren Ellis
Adapted by Steve Pugh

This is a brilliant title. Every page drips with new concepts and ideas, and Pugh's art is absolutely fantastic. This issue is suspenseful from the first page, and never quite lets up.

The ghosts (sorry, blue lights) featured in this issue are creepy as hell - I'm not sure which is worse, the one with hundreds of razors suspended in his electric field, or the former child soldier.

Most importantly, while all of this action is going on, Pugh is still taking the time to develop these characters into plausible people, leaving plenty of space, I hope, for a sequel series.

Highly recommended.

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