Terrifics #3 Review: The Body Horror Slingshot

Terrifics #3 Review: The Body Horror Slingshot

Posted by April 29, 2018 Comment

Terrifics #3
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Writer: Jeff Lemire, Artist: Joe Bennett, Inkers: Sandra Hope, Jaime Mendoza, and Art Thibert, Color Artist: Marcelo Maiolo, Cover by: Ivan Reis and Marcelo Maiolo, Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino, Editor: Paul Kaminski, Group Editor: Marie Javins, Publisher: DC Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $2.99

The Terrifics find themselves bound to each other by some kind of Dark Multiverse theory. They cannot be any farther than one mile away from one another, and this leaves them bound to Stagg Enterprises’ headquarters. Mister Terrific works to find a way to resolve this manner while Metamorpho has relationship problems with Sapphire and Phantom Girl longs to go back to her home planet. Unfortunately, the Terrifics won’t be left to their own devices for long.

Terrifics #3 cover by Ivan Reis and Marcelo Maiolo
Terrifics #3 cover by Ivan Reis and Marcelo Maiolo

Terrifics continues to prioritize establishing the chemistry and setup of its team, and it continues to succeed for it. Admittedly, the issues are being bent just a little to make the Fantastic Four organization work. Metamorpho is being written to be more of a Ben Grimm-esque bruiser than he has often been in the past. Oddly enough, Mister Terrific is being written as a more temperamental and impatient figure than either he or Reed Richards have been typically.

That said, the team is still really enjoyable, and the group is very compelling. Stagg will likely make for a good antagonist, and he his duplicity has made him enjoyable enough so far.

Terrifics #3 art by Joe Bennett, Sandra Hope, Jaime Mendoza, Art Thibert, and Marcelo Maiolo
Terrifics #3 art by Joe Bennett, Sandra Hope, Jaime Mendoza, Art Thibert, and Marcelo Maiolo

We get to see the team in proper action too, which proves to be quite a site. Joe Bennett’s artwork puts the four into great-looking action panels, including a ghastly Plastic Man and Metamorpho-made slingshot which is both cool and oddly haunting. Bennett’s work looks great throughout, and Marcelo Maiolo compliments it with a well-balanced and popping color palette which brings the visuals together very well.

Terrifics continues to rise to be among my favorite DC titles with its third issue. The team has great chemistry, Jeff Lemire knows how to best present them, and the artistic team of Joe Bennett, Sandra Hope, Jaime Mendoza, Art Thibert, and Marcelo Maiolo do great visual work on the page. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read.

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About Joshua Davison

Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.

(Last Updated April 29, 2018 8:50 am )

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