Django/Zorro #3 Review

Can this series get back on track after a rather average issue? Or will it continue down road of mediocrity. Read on to find out.

The official description from Dynamite:

Our heroes finally arrive in Phoenix and their first encounter with the self-proclaimed Archduke of Arizona, whose charming demeanor is tinged with a merciless arrogance. Diego is welcomed into the Archduke’s inner circle of wealthy investors but Django soon finds himself exploring behind the scenes with the silent but intrepid Bernardo. The Archduke’s massive railroad project is a being built be the local Yaqui tribes, who are all but enslaved by their master’s tyrannical regime. This exciting series is the first-ever sequel to any of Quentin Tarantino’s films and features one of the original western heroes, the masked crusader known as Zorro! Story by Quentin Tarantino, script by Matt Wagner, etc…

DjangoZorro03CovCSubMayhewFollowing last issues look into Gürko Zagreda Langdon’s shady past, Don Diego de la Vega and Django finally make it to Arizona, and Langdon’s estate. Though I found Langdon’s backstory to be interesting, I have to admit that I’m glad the story has returned to the present, as the lack of the two titular characters was a little upsetting. This issue also finally allows us to finally see the fox, Zorro, in his glory, with there being one sequence that’ll leave fans speechless.

The way that Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner have merged the worlds of Django and Zorro has been nothing short of sensational, as though last issues detour took us out of this world slightly, the drama within has always been intense. The duo do however take things to another level in this issue, with Don Diego’s sophistication, and Django’s frustration being utterly captivating, resulting in the odd bit of action. Despite this, there was some parts of this issue that felt a little slow. Fortunately however this is drowned out by the drama and intrigue.

Esteve Polls also continues to impress, with his rough, yet detailed style astounding. Having a very gritty tempo throughout, the layouts of his work certainly adds suspense, with the flow being consistent. Polls’ also manages to capture the tone of the script brilliantly, as between the emotional facial expressions, and exciting action, there’s plenty that’ll draw the eye. In addition to this, we once again get fabulous colours from Brennan Wagner, with his solid palette adding great texture.

Django/Zorro #3 does a wonderful job of getting the series back on track, with the sophisticated dialogue from Don Diego, and suspenseful developments impressing from start to finish. There is also a little bit of action here and there, and along with a few surprises, this comic proves why the series is a must have.

  • + Zorro makes a statement.
  • + Don Diego delivers some sophisticated dialogue.
  • + Gritty art, that matches the western setting perfectly.
  • - A little slow at times.

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