Grimm Fairy Tales presents Godstorm: Hercules Payne #3 Review

Does this series make for a mighty addition or a shocking disappointment? Read on to find out.

The official description from Zenescope:

Straight Outta Compton

Now revealed as the son of Zeus, Andre Payne is beginning to feel his true power awakening. However, he’s not only on the run from the cops, but also the most powerful gang in LA. Andre might be a demi-god, but it’s not going to help him much when an entire city wants to see him taken down.

GFT Godstorm-Hercules Payne 3_Variant CoverFrom the first issue on this new character and the role he seems to be playing in the Godstorm legacy has struck me as downright intriguing. Thanks to a more than competent and assuredly capable creative team each outing has been a joy to cover and this latest one is no different.

Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco work with script writer Pat Shand to realize the growing powers of Andre Payne. Following the loss of his brother and the reveal of his extended family our at times masked protagonist comes face to face with the power of Venus. It’s a quick read that takes no prisoners as our main player is forced to stand tall against a charged-up threat. The dialogue is light for the most part and by the time we reach the conclusion the point has been made, so kudos to the author.

The art by AC Osorio is easily the talent’s best work to date. I don’t know who recommended him for this one but he easily embodies all the qualities that this outing requires while still delivering a dedicated but specific tone. And that right there is key as a barrage of details could easily overwhelm the eye and mute the impact of the text. Add in the colors by Omi Remalante Jr. and there’s no doubt that this is a quality package.

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Godstorm: Hercules Payne #3 is a release that deserves a spot on your pull-list. If you’ve never read a Zenescope title before then by all means grab the first two plus this one because it comes recommended.

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