Comic Review: The Family Trade #3 (Image)

Jessa Wynn has been betrayed. It’s the theme of Image Comics’ The Family Trade, issue 3. Issue 3 continues the saga of Jessa Wynn. It’s written by Justin Jordan and […]

Jessa Wynn has been betrayed. It’s the theme of Image Comics’ The Family Trade, issue 3.

Issue 3 continues the saga of Jessa Wynn. It’s written by Justin Jordan and Nikki Ryan, with Art by Morgan Beem.

She’s living on the Float, a city in the middle of the ocean, a supposedly neutral safe zone, where trade can be conducted.
It’s not safe for Jessa, though. She’s been betrayed by a close member of the Family. Jessa has a plan that she must execute!

I found this issue flowed well, and either I am getting accustomed to Morgan Beem’s whimsical watercolors and can understand them better, or she is quickly improving, because I liked the art on this issue better than previous issues. I think her colors are getting punchier, with more saturation. And I would think that the monthly deadlines would be a killer on a drawing style like hers; drawing AND coloring each page, presumably by hand. Very cool!

The Family Trade is a comic that grows on you; it’s consistently good, you care about the lead character, and issue by issue, you see improvement in the storytelling and art. Check it out!

In addition to the comic story, there is a newsletter (Talk of the Toms) and a short story, “Welcome to the Float”.

Image Comics The Family Trade #3 $3.99 for 29 pages of content Rated T for Teen

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!