Thursday, June 17, 2010

DV8: Gods and Monsters #3

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Rebekah Isaacs

Now that so much set-up is out of the way, this is starting to feel more like a Brian Wood book.

In this issue, Gem continues her tour of the strange stone-age world her and her teammates have been dumped on, going to visit Powerhaus, who has shacked up in a hut on stilts and is spending most of his days getting high with two beautiful women.  Not surprisingly, he's happy keeping things like that, and doesn't want to help Gem, who is looking to get the band back together.

This issue explores Powerhaus's personality and his power set.  Wood is taking what was a cool Warren Ellis idea (that he gets stronger and bigger in relation to the negative emotions he can absorb), and expanding on it to see what effect these powers would have a person's soul.  There's some very nice character work in this issue, which I find interesting despite the fact that I don't really know these characters.

Much of this book feels like it's a spotlight for Rebekah Isaacs's very nice artwork, which is improving with each issue.  There are some great pages here.

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