Comic Review: The Gravediggers Union #3 (Image)

Image Comics’ The Gravediggers Union returns with issue 3, and things get even weirder! With the third issue of this title, writer Wes Craig and artist Toby Cypress (Niko Guardia […]

Image Comics’ The Gravediggers Union returns with issue 3, and things get even weirder!

With the third issue of this title, writer Wes Craig and artist Toby Cypress (Niko Guardia colorist) break new ground (pun intended): It appears that there is a source for the Dark Gods and Black Temple, and it is a real surprise to us all!

Without giving a complete summary of the series, let’s say this: So far, a small group of Gravediggers are trying to keep zombies from overrunning earth. They keep popping out of graves! A tall order. And it appears that there is a connection between the zombies and extraterrestrial life. One of the diggers, Cole, has a daughter named Morgan. She is missing. He’s enlisted his fellow diggers to help track her down. She was messing with black magic.

If that isn’t as weird and unique enough, this title delves sharply into territory that is familiar from The Paper Girls; what you (the reader) thought was going on is swiftly turned on its head, and is now steering into left field.

The current issue is compelling, though a bit baffling. Sometimes I scratched my head, wondering what was going on! The art is strong, with a mix of cartoon and spooky exaggeration. The coloring has an impressionist aspect that suggests mood, without getting wrapped up in high detail. Beautiful.

I’m still a follower, and wondering where this creative team will lead me… further into danger, voodoo, undead, and mystery??

Image Comics, The Gravediggers Union #3, $3.99 for 28 pages of content for Mature Readers

Alan Spinney

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