Saturday, May 26, 2018

Review: CURSE WORDS #3

IMAGE COMICS – @ImageComics

[This review was originally posted on Patreon.]

STORY: Charles Soule
ART: Ryan Browne
COLORS: Michael Garland with Ryan Browne and Michael Parkinson
LETTERS: Chris Crank
COVER: Ryan Browne
VARIANT COVERS: Paolo Rivera; Ryan Browne
28pp, Color, $3.99 U.S. (March 2017)

Rated M / Mature

Curse Words is a new ongoing fantasy comic book series from Image Comics.  It is the creation of comic book writer Charles Soule (Twenty-Seven, Image Comics) and artist Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts, Image Comics).

Curse Words stars Wizord, a wizard from another world who appears one day in New York City, specifically Central Park.  Of course, the first people to encounter him end up in an unfortunate situation, but eventually Wizord is seen as the city's “sorcerous protector.”  A confrontation with a murderous rival, however, made Wizord do something terrible to the city, and now, he has to come up with an incredible fix-it.

Curse Words #3 opens on the Hole World where Ruby Stitch prepares for her assault on Wizord.  First, however, she has to complete a mission for her boss, Sizzajee.  Meanwhile, Wizord is drowning his trouble in alcohol at the local watering hole because he recently was stripped of his powers.  His familiar, Margaret the koala, has a plan, though...

Curse Words instantly impresses with its eye-popping art.  Still, I have been waiting for this series to fall on its visually striking face, and this issue, it finally did!  Naw, it didn't.  I just love this comic book even more.  Every page simply makes me want to hurry to the next page.  I am sure that some people see this on the shelves and think that it looks too weird.  Judge a book by its cover; weird is good , and Curse Words is a fantasy and magic comic book worth having.

I still think Curse Words could be a standout title.  It might already be...

Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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