3004773The Butcher of Paris #3

Dark Horse Comics

Written by Stephanie Phillips

Art by Dean Kotz

Colors by Jason Wordie

Letters by Troy Peteri

The Rundown: The hunt for Doctor Petiot continues but conducting a murder investigation with the Nazis becomes more difficult for the lead detective on the case.

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The sorted history of Petiot is chronicled as the Doctor’s past might hold some clue to his present. In the present day, as Detective Victor-Massu interrogates those close to the missing doctor, SS officer Jodkum decides to interrogate the man’s wife with typical Nazi tactics that yield nothing. When Victor-Massu learns of this development, he steps in to talk to the grieving woman. When she continues to defend her husband, Victor-Massu learns more about the missing man. It doesn’t help matter when the man shows up with a letter for the detective before disappearing back into the city.

That night, the Nazis throw a party and Jodkum finds that his position in the city is about to change when news that the Allies are preparing to retake the city prompts a new officer to take over with a solution that will devastate Paris in their wake.

The Story: Stephanie Phillips crafts a story that takes full advantage of the atmosphere of the city and there is a sense of scale and scope in the story as events unfold everywhere. The characters are engaging and the investigation moves at a pace that holds and keeps the interest of the reader. The mystery at the heart of this story continues to be compelling and I love the world this story exists in as well as the dual stories being told. I can’t wait to see where it goes next.

The Art: Dean Kotz delivers some beautiful art in this issue. There are some great visuals throughout and I love the gritty, noir style prevalent across each page.

The Butcher of Paris #3

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9.4

Overall

9.4/10

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