Comic Review: Dry County #3 (Image Comics)

With issue 3, Dry County, from Image Comics, sets into serious low key detective mode. As writer and artist Rich Tomasso paints it in words and pictures, it’s in a […]

With issue 3, Dry County, from Image Comics, sets into serious low key detective mode.

As writer and artist Rich Tomasso paints it in words and pictures, it’s in a steamy Miami location. Our cartoonist / VHS movie reviewer main character has lost his girlfriend. Or rather, he wanted a girlfriend, and let a woman move in with him. Or at least she started to live there, then her old boyfriend showed up around, and now she has disappeared. Hey Lou, what to do?

Well, what you do if you are Lou Rossi is: slack around on your job, follow your foolish heart in searching for a woman you hardly know and drive around southern Florida. Follow leads that sound implausible but irresistible. And stay just a half step ahead of trouble and being broke. Hey Lou, what’s new?

It’s a true indie story, a mix of old 50’s detective stories and today’s marginal media characters. Nicely drawn, and full of scenes that will make you want to reach into the comic and give Lou Rossi a good shake. Lou, Lou, what’s gotten into youuuu???

Image Comics, Dry County 3, $3.99 for 29 pages of content. Rated Mature

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

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!!