Comic Review: Lightstep #3 (Dark Horse)

Lightstep issue 3, from Dark Horse, is visually lightyears ahead of most other comics. I’ll rave continually about this, but what about the story? It’s amazing to see and read […]

Lightstep issue 3, from Dark Horse, is visually lightyears ahead of most other comics. I’ll rave continually about this, but what about the story?

It’s amazing to see and read the Lightstep miniseries. From its first issue, January Lee, our lithe and leggy young space woman, is on the run. It’s complicated, but she has reason to run. Now, aliens are attacking a radio station in 20th-century earth. Meanwhile, as they say, “eons and parsecs away”, Lee’s companion, known as Jazzman, is trying to kidnap a priest on a doomed planet.

Like I said, it’s complicated. But while you shake your head and try to follow this labyrinthian tale, just take a breath here and there. Breathe in the incredible visuals. Marvel at your surroundings. Go back and read that passage again. It’s all good, it’s just ‘complicated’.

Script by Milos Slavkovic and Mirko Topalski, with art and colouring by Milos Slavkovic and a wraparound cover illustration by Slavkovic, coloured by Tiberiu Beka.

Dark Horse, Lightstep #3 of 5, $3.99 for 30 pages of content. Assume Teen +

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