Comic Review: Shanghai Red #3 (Image)

I’ve come to enjoy the Image title Shanghai Red, and we are now at issue 3. Joshua Hixson handles the art and colours, and Christopher Sebela is writer and designer. […]

I’ve come to enjoy the Image title Shanghai Red, and we are now at issue 3.

Joshua Hixson handles the art and colours, and Christopher Sebela is writer and designer. With that out of the way, let’s see if this floats your boat:

Red, our lead character, is a female who was shanghaied into sailing to China. Now that she is free, she is still disguised as Jack, a male, in order to survive. Or wreak vengeance on the silly rotters who slung her into the tunnel beneath a bar that led to the ship. Oh, woe is me for those poor sods. Jack/Red is gunning for those louses and will make them pay. Unless she gets whacked on the head or outnumbered in mid-stride.

Fun reading, in the sense that suspense and violence and dysfunctional family reunions can make for amusement.

I like the dialogue, I like the art, I like the colouring and I like where this title is going. Feeding the reader enough in each issue to make it worth purchasing, and promising more mayhem in the months to come! Arrrr, sail on!!

Image, Shanghai #3, $3.99 for 26 pages of content. Teen +

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!!