Comic Review: Raven #3 (DC Comics)

Nameless, unknown, and undeniably powerful, the soul sucking entity Raven has come to call the Thing, is ever expanding in downtown San Francisco and there seems to be no way […]

Nameless, unknown, and undeniably powerful, the soul sucking entity Raven has come to call the Thing, is ever expanding in downtown San Francisco and there seems to be no way to stop it.

With the authorities having no luck contacting the justice league and Raven being teleported, beaten, and watching her friends get consumed by the thing, she realizes that she needs to know what is happening inside the thing.

In a risky maneuver, Raven melds her soul with a victim about to be consumed by the thing. The world she finds inside is a truly terrifying. A world of constant pain and torment, victims being trapped in cycles of abuse until their soul is drained of all will and energy. Raven knows she must stop this, but even after seeing into the abyss, she has no idea how.

Right when everything seems to be lost a new group of unnamed players broadcast themselves to every television set in San Francisco to declare that this thing is a weapon! A weapon that they control and will continue to consume everything in this city unless, a little cliché, they receive 5 billion dollars within the hour. And with Raven in the hospital after the trauma caused by the weapon, it looks like the city doesn’t have many other options…

I find myself a little disappointed in this week’s issue.  Top notch artwork, as usual, solid character development, a new twist, and some serious players on the board; should be a great issue right? For me something about a team of enhanced humans, or whatever they will be revealed to be, releasing a super weapon on a city, for a simple ransom? Not where I was hoping the story would go, but then I really enjoyed the first two issues and a lot about this issue, so all personal hang-ups aside, it is still a very strong issue in a very strong series and I am still eagerly awaiting the release of the next issue!

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