The GeeksverseBrimstone and the Borderhounds #3

Brimstone and the Borderhounds #3
Published on Sunday, February 20, 2011 by

Published by: Hound Comics
Written by: M.H. Carnevali w/ Brimstone
Penciled by: Sajah Shah
Inked by: Allan “Vandal” Chickering
Colored & Lettered by: Thiago Castro

This issue brings the three focus characters together and explains their varied history and how they are connected. Normally I don’t like making connections between characters, too many can hurt the story instead of advance it. But in this case it makes sense and does advance the overall story. That Brimstone was the one that returned Altair to life works because it’s not just a connection made randomly, but has a deeper meaning to the character of Brimstone and Altair himself.

For Altair it means he wound up in hell. How does a man that is good, pious and loving end up in hell? For Brimstone it means that he somehow let a soul go and even worse (relatively speaking), let that soul return to life.

That’s a story that needs telling.

The rest of the issue is a big fight between Brimstone and Hostile. The pacing of the fight is off a bit. There’s so much time spent building up to the explosion that it loses it’s impact. We first see Hostile going for the flares and its pages before they ignite. At that point we get the “is it going to happen” feeling.

Overall the fight is solid but it’s the rest of the story, the flashbacks and conversations, that carry this issue and make it a good read.

Shah’s art isn’t as solid as it’s been. This issue felt rushed compared to the prior two. The panel layouts worked and the story and action flowed smoothly, it’s just the figures weren’t as wel proportioned and the poses were more awkward.

Brimstone and the Borderhounds #3 receives
4 out of 5

The art wasn’t as solid as previous issues but the story more then made up for it.

For more information on the Borderhounds, and Hound Comics, visit the company’s website
To purchase Brimstone and the Borderhounds, visit Drive Thru Comics

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