Johnny is really trying to get back to normal life, even one, that is with the humans but with the ideas of war on his mind, can he really do that? Read on to find out more.
The scars brought home from war are not always visible… Plagued with flashbacks of violence and death, Johnny tries to forget visions of fire, bullets, and blood from his time in Vietnam, but the hooting calls of the Viet Kong fill his sleeping head and pour into his waking life as Bobby and The HUMANS welcome him back into the fold.
The great thing about this series is that it doesn’t shy away from “getting real”, especially in a time that we are in right now. This issue is Johnny trying to acclimate back to normal life with the HUMANS, but it is not as easy as one may think. We get a look at Johnny’s time in the war and some of the pain and fear that he had to go through to survive. This bleeds into real world which has people really see the world that Johnny has been a part of it. It has some social commentary on war that is really nice and some talks about PTSD, which is something that people don’t talk about. The only complaint that I have is that there wasn’t enough of showing people in the real world reacting to Johnny that would have really made this issue perfect.
Keenan Marshall Keller is a great writer and allows us to really get into the character of Johnny, he does give us a look into the people around him but it quite give enough of the other side to make this issue shine. Overall, it was very well written.
Tom Neely is a great artist and really shines at making the real world and dream world mix with colors and characterization. It is really quite great.
Human’s #3 is a good addition to the series but doesn’t quite hit the mark.