'BRZRKR #3:’ Advance Comic Book Review

What is violence? What does power do to a person? Growing up in the '80s desensitized me to violence in a big way. Every action and horror film made was all about the death toll. I myself was never a violent person. I’ve never punched anyone, and I don’t ever intend to. As I matured, I began to find that violence could still affect me on an emotional and visceral level, and violence for the sake of violence in many cases became less and less interesting (though, admittedly, I will find the YouTube videos of all of the Mortal Kombat fatalities whenever a new chapter in the series is released). It all started to happen when the realities of how people die or are asked to die became known to me. Sending soldiers overseas to fight and die for … oil, and in the name of freedom, disgusted me.

When is it okay to use violence? Is there ever a good time? Why and how?

BRZRKR #1 gave us everything we tend to want in an action story: the thrill of violence; the visceral joy of a character doing things that seem inhuman and amazing; the awesome power of violence. Now… just how awesome is it? Issue three starts asking that question. What does it do to a person? When is it useful? When is it harmful?

Plus, what are the scientists that are claiming to help our BRZRKR really up to?

There’s a lot going on here. And on top of that, it’s really well done.

Creative Team: Keanu Reeves (created by), Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt (written by), Ron Garney (illustrated by), Bill Crabtree (colored by), Clem Robins (lettered by), Michelle Ankley (designer), Eric Harburn and Matt Gagnon (editors), Ramiro Portnoy (Assistant Editor)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
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