Jericho: Season 4 #3 Review

After some delays the latest season of the short lived series continues, but is it still worth following?  Read on to find out.

The official description from IDW:

John Smith’s dominance in Jericho continues as his plans for the ASA begin to take shape. With Hawkins imprisoned, Jake is left to deal with the duplicitous Smith on his own, and finds himself having to risk everything in order to carry out a secret agenda.

Meanwhile, ASA mole Palmer ingratiates himself with Major Beck, dangling the perfect bait in the hopes that Beck will grow to trust him-and tell him everything. But while tensions grow high in Jericho, danger pervades beyond it. Little does Hawkins know, his worst nightmares are about to come true when Allison is thrust into grave jeopardy.

For television fanboys and fangirls there have been plenty of shows that have come and gone.  Whether they barely escaped a full season or endured a decade on broadcast there’s a lot of love for serials that inspire emotions in their base.  Jericho is one of those properties and that devotion continues here.

The script by Kalinda Vazquez reads like an episode, as a plethora of text never feels forced but natural in all the right ways.  We have our heroes and villains sounding exactly as you might expect them to even as the situations they deal with slowly but surely evolve.  There were times where the pacing dragged quite a bit as necessary information that might be essential to the future of this saga was divulged.

Erfan Fajar handles the art and might I just say the pencil work done here echoes the source material in substance.  It’s by no means perfect, but there were quite a few times where faces looked like their actors and the world carried more than a few passing similarities to the sets they once populated.  There were times where the style came off a bit uncomfortable as some forms looked far too stiff and rigid.

Jericho: Season 4 #3 is an entertaining outing that does just enough to keep dedicated followers around for more.  Recommended.

4/5

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  • gwenratkeeper

    CBS and Netflix are in talks about bringing the series back.
    Fans are encouraged to send letters to: Mr. Ted Sarandos, Chief Content
    Officer, Netflix, 100 Winchester Circle, Los Gatos, CA 95032

  • Douglas Hicks

    I like the book…but the art is really awkward. The faces look like their real-life counterparts…. But they seem to just be haphazardly attached to the bodies. It’s very weird.