Strange Academy #3
Written by Skottie Young
Art by Humberto Ramos
Colors by Edgar Delgado
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: The students decide to hit the town and one of them will learn something he hoped he wouldn’t have to.
The students of Strange Academy have been given rare access to the powers of the Eye of Agamotto as the Ancient One attempts to teach them to see the world beneath the surface. With most of the students trying and failing at the lesson, Emily emerges with the ability to access her third eye and see the hidden world and the creatures who live within it.
With the lesson over and the weekend ahead of them, the kids decide to check out New Orleans. After stopping into a VooDoo shop, the kids find themselves trying to help Doyle Dormammu when he accidently learns more than he meant to during a reading. To make matters worse, Alvi, Calvin and German have a run in with some local criminals and while the rest of the class intervenes to help their friends, none of them notice the dark presence watching over them and plotting.
The Story: Skottie Young keeps the story light with this issue, but still manages to add in some elements of something serious to come. The dialogue is well done and the characters continue to feel unique and fresh. I really enjoy seeing their relationships evolve and how Emily is progressing as a character. It will be interesting to see how these characters will continue to evolve both individually and as a group. A good story that teases something interesting to come.
The Art: Humberto Ramos strikes the right chord with the art in this issue. The characters look great and the supernatural elements are visually striking. A great looking book that captures the tone perfectly.