Title: Murder Falcon #3
Publisher: Image Comics/Skybound
Artist, Writer & Letterer: Daniel Warren Johnson
Colorist: Mike Spicer
Letterer: Rus Wooten
Cover: Daniel Warren Johnson & Mike Spicer; Tyrell Cannon & Jean-Francois Beaulieu
“RESCUING YOU—WITH DISTORTION!”
Right NOW! This is by far one of the most entertaining books I had the pleasure to lay my eyes upon. Issue #8 continues Jake’s quest to get the band back together. Him, Johann, Murder Falcon and Halford are trying to reclaim the band’s former drummer Jimi. Jake is basically a guy who plays a guitar to fight giant monsters that are invading the Earth. Scratch that…HE SHREDS!! Daniel Warren Johnson continues to put together some of the most exciting panels put to page. Jimi’s drumming battle beat down is a sight to see. I love the sound blurbs he uses to emphasize the power of Jimi’s drums. She also raises the creature Aleksar to help in the fight. All these things continue to make the story intense, but it’s the human moments that make this story work. We get to see the simple moments with Jake and Murder Falcon preparing for battle. Johnson goes through Jake’s loss of his girl friend. It’s those moment that bring this story back to it’s core. Jake has been going through things many of us know all too well. The book also brings about the honesty that we’ve enjoying about Jake. He understands his short comings and is coming to terms with it. I look forward to this book every month and the fact the Johnson knows how to rock us.