Minor Threats #3
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum
Art by Scott Hepburn
Colors by Ian Herring
Letters by Nate Piekos
The Rundown: The team deals with possible betrayal from within as they get closer to their goal.
Playtime has been shot and is falling to her death, but quick thinking will save her just in time. Injured and passing out, the rest of the group will take her to her mother’s house where Scalpel treats her wounds while also going over her own past and how it made her the person she is. A past that forced her to stamp down her emotions even at the cost of her humanity.
When Playtime reveals that she has a lead on Stickman, the group goes after the man who designs and crafts their villain attire. When a hero gives chase, they find themselves in a surreal nightmare before locating Stickman’s layer, falling into a trap and discovering that one of them might be a traitor.
The Story: The plot continues to craft an engaging world full of interesting characters with rich stories of their own. I love that the narration of the issue is from Scalpel’s point of view and we get to see the events that made her into a villain as well as the things she compromised along the way. It’s a great character story that enhances the bigger story being told. I love the fast paced tone of the action as well and the story comes a fantastic cliffhanger that makes me excited to see what happens next.
The Art: Hepburn has a brilliant visual style that comes through on every page. The characters look great and the world of the story is compelling and thrilling visually.