Death Vigil #3 Review

Will Clara learn what her purpose in the Death Vigil is? Read on to find out.

The official description from Top Cow:

Training day in Death Vigil! You get a magical weapon with no instruction manual and an unholy abomination from beyond the sane universe is advancing. What do you do? Helps to have an immortal and powerful dinosaur-transforming raven by your side.

Death Vigil #3 previewIf I had to think of the all round series that I enjoy the most, it’d probably be Death Vigil. Though story wise it’s not quite at the same level as some of the other great series that grace our comic shelves, the overall diverseness of this tale has made it a must read for me. Continuing to impress, this issue sees Clara try and learn how to use her Veilripper as she helps Sam face some Necromancers.

Stjepan Sejic has proven to be a very talented writer over the course of this series, being amongst the successful artists that make the transition into writing. The way in which he gives humorous lines of dialogue, giving an in the moment vibe really entices me, with Clara’s character development also being intriguing. Sejic also gives some interesting background, as though the detailed explanations takes a little bit away from the excitement, it give so much more depth to the story.

Even if you do have quibbles surrounding Sejic’s writing, I’d be surprised if you found anything to dislike about his art. If I had to describe it in one word it’d be mesmerizing, with the sheer detail and beauty being extremely eye catching. The dynamic flair in his layouts also help to increase the excitement, with the action sequences being both intense and engaging. The highlight of Sejic’s art however has to be his colours, as matched with the wonderful character expressions it breathes so much life into his story.

Death Vigil continues to be a must read for this fanboy, and if you love fun, quirky tales full of action then it’ll be so for you too. Highly recommended.

  • + Stjepan Sejic continues to prove his worth as a writer.
  • + Clara is a very interesting character.
  • + Beautiful artwork throughout.
  • - Detailed explanations takes away slightly from the excitement.

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