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‘Invisible Kingdom #3:’ Advance Comic Book Review

The nitty-gritty: Grix and her crew are still on the run from Lux, having stumbled upon some unsavory corporate secrets. Meanwhile, Vess is under scrutiny by Mother Proxima for her indiscreet curiosity that may threaten to upend the quiet solitude of the lives of the Nones. Desperation will bring these two together in hope of a brighter future that neither can see.

Christian Ward’s art remains some of the most evocative work I’ve seen in a while. I love how he blends seamlessly from the big action scenes to the more personal moments. Furthermore, despite not actually being able to see Vess’ face, Ward is able to convey her emotional milieu, even when she’s silent. The colors are also phenomenal, giving a really “alive” feel to the series, whether it’s the emptiness of deep space, the vibrant natural landscapes, or the cloistered piety of the Nones.

G. Willow Wilson continues to tell an intriguing story about these characters who are caught up in an intricate web of deception and corporate power. In a short period of time, I’ve become really emotionally invested in the fates of Vess, Grix, and the crew of the Sundog. Despite not spending too much time with the crew yet, there are a few great moments scattered in their interactions, especially a really cute moment between Grix and her brother. On the other hand, I’m also actually really digging Mother Proxima’s menacing vibe… the lady can spout renunciation scripture and throw shade at the same time, and I’m here for it.

These first three issues have been a slow build, and the conflict is quickly coming to a head with both Lux and Mother Proxima out for blood. The imminent danger facing the crew and Vess is palpable, and I really can’t wait to see how they get out of this cosmic pickle and where they go from here.

Creative Team: G. Willow Wilson (writer), Christian Ward (artist), Sal Cipriano (letterer)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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Last modified on Monday, 20 May 2019 14:08

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