The Dreaming #3
DC Comics/Vertigo Comics
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Bilquis Evely
Colors by Mat Lopes
Letters by Simon Bowland
Lucien has released Judge Gallows and it is a decision that he will regret in more ways than one. As the judge surveys the damage to the dreaming and the chaos that is gripping everyone, the denizens of the Dreaming watch with concern. Everyone seems confused and consumes with their own fear and that seems to call on Gallows to step in and reassure the citizens.
In a unprecendented move, Gallows decides to take control of the Dreaming. His watching and listening have given him insight into all of the things that Lucien is afraid to discuss. With Gallows unafraid to reveal the truth, the Judge begins an interesting and potentially dangerous gambit that will see a new Master of the Dreaming emerge.
This is a great continuation of the larger story being told by Spurrier in this comic. The stakes have been raised and there are great moments of character development in it as well as a brewing and intriguing conflict between Lucien and Gallows. Spurrier is creating a new narrative for this world and I want to see where it goes. I really enjoyed the back story and unpredictability of Gallows. You never know what he’s going to do to any of the characters when he confronts them and that makes him more dangerous. It’s also going to be interesting to see where ora fits into a world ruled by Gallows.
Evely’s art is amazing. From the first panels that tell the story of the judge, to the battle with Dora, everything in this issue looks filled with gorgeous detail.