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BRZRKR #3 review

Marc reviews issue #3 of BOOM! Studios BRZRKR saying “this book continues to surprise me and always leaves me wanting more!”

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Published by BOOM! Studios, BRZRKR #3 is written by Matt Kindt and Keanu Reeves. Illustration is by Ron Garney and colours are by Bill Crabtree. Letters are by Clem Robins. Main cover art is by Rafael Grampa with variant covers by Grampa, Jeff Dekal and Jenny Frison.

BRZRKR #3 is available in print and on digital now where all good comics are sold. Grab your digital copy from Comixology right here.

Synopsis

The shocking history of B is revealed as Diana digs deeper into his memories.
Meanwhile, the mysterious Caldwell makes his next move to take advantage of this information — and put his master plan into motion.

Review

I am sure the entire comic book world had reservations when they heard about BRZRKR and Keanu Reeves as co-writer. I admit, I was one of those who had reservations. Boy was I wrong. This book gets better and deeper with each issue, fleshing out the world and the characters that inhabit it.

This is another flashback issue as we learn more of B’s origin and of the world, he was raised in. I have to admit, I was hooked after the world map – who doesn’t love a world map! I loved learning of the provinces of the prehistoric world and the tribes that inhabit them. We also discover the motivations of Doctor Diana Ahuja and the sinister plans she and Caldwell have for B. This is more than just a Hollywood action movie pitch; this is a dense story marred in tragedy and violence. We look on as B’s innocence is destroyed and his trust is betrayed in the past and the present. Reeves and Matt Kindt’s character work have us feeling and rooting for what is essentially a killing machine by delving deep into the characters past.

The actions scenes are as brutally violent as the last two issues and expertly rendered by Ron Garney on pencils and Bill Crabtree on colours. This issue has several striking and evocative images unlike anything I have ever seen in a comic book before – B sitting on a pile of dead bodies with half of his face missing is but one. Garney and Crabtree are doing some of the best wok of their career in this book. As B’s psyche is shattered, the panels stagger and become uneven. There are moody blues, warm oranges and vengeful reds that permeate the scenes. Garney and Crabtree are putting on a clinic in visually storytelling!

Verdict

This book continues to surprise me and always leaves me wanting more! The entire team come together to produce the surprise hit comic of the year. I can’t recommend this book enough.

8.5/10


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