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Before Watchmen: Comedian #3 Review

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Is this latest release a compelling addition or just a downright disappointing purchase?  Read on to find out.

The official description from DC:

“I am a blood brother.” Plus: The latest chapter in the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup adventure from writer and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

My complaints about the previous outing are almost non-existent in this latest work brought forth by this talented creative team.  What we have here is a compelling narrative that takes another chunk of Eddie Blake‘s life as the Comedian and puts it squarely in the hands of eager readers.  From start to finish, the dark wit, beautiful art and strong pacing carry this brief jaunt to a satisfying conclusion.

Brian Azzarello does a stellar job with the issue, the dialogue is top-notch and so is the story being told here.  We have a protagonist that just is not a good person, he’s honestly goofy but he’s rather dark and just not relatable, but somehow the script makes it work.  You find yourself concerned or even interested in this man who walks around making inappropriate jokes at other peoples expenses, then kills some of them.  My only minor problems stem from the fact that I wish the tale being told here offered-up just a bit more light on his opinions of his fellow heroes.

J.G. Jones once again handles the art and there is nothing new I can tell you to make you believe how awesome his work is.  It’s realistic, detailed and brilliantly rendered in a cacophony of visual finesse that just ebbs and flows with life.  There is not a better artists suited for this series.

John Higgins handles the writing and art duties in the latest part of the Crimson Corsair.  It’s interesting, detailed and if you’re not buying all the Before Watchmen releases it’s getting harder and harder to understand just what exactly is going on.  But it looks really nice.

Before Watchmen: Comedian #3 is an enjoyable read that treads more than enough ground to be worth your time.  Recommended.

4/5

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