Spirits of Vengeance #3
Written by: Victor Gischler
Pencils by: David Baldeon
Colors by: Andres Mossa
What You Need to Know: Being given the set up in the last issue we are finally given some context and exposition here. Finally fully explaining the plot and to all the uninitiated on Bible stories but also catching up everyone on the rules, lore, and mythos of this world. So a lot has been explained in this issue mostly the overall plot so we are finally granted the full understanding of everything that is going on here.
What You’ll Find Out: The heroes have taken their first real loss and now the ball is in the villain’s favor. Suffering from no longer being a step ahead the villains finally have what they need to make their dream a reality. Which could mean game over for our heroes and life on Earth as we know it.
What Just Happened? The world building in this series so far has been incredible. Honestly this is a really good issue and adds a lot to the overall series thus far in terms of context. The characters split off into teams of two during the issue and it makes for some great fight sequences(one with Ghost Rider that is especially cool). None of them last for too long and I get the feeling they’re saving the big fight for next issue. These are just snippets shown here proving David can do action and my god does his artwork shine in the issue. It has in all of the issues but this one more so I love how he draws Ghost Rider with the exaggerated flames, or the vampires and makes them look like Nosferatu, or the port sequence. All of that scene in general is beautiful all of the creatures, demons, and monsters designs look incredibly impressive, creative, and imaginative. Some look haunting and others gruesome but they all look great in my opinion. I kind of wished they had stuck around there more but for what I got it was well worth it.
This continues to play out like a good summer blockbuster ensemble action film and has all the makings of one. This is a great issue that fleshes out and explains a lot of and acts as a great continuation and David Baldeon handles all the action set pieces with grace. This gets me excited for the next issue and shows that the the future is still promising for this series. While the issue in question is nothing groundbreaking by any means and although not a lot really happens it is still a massive game changer for our heroes and a huge turning point for our characters and the overall narrative which has me eager to see what comes next.