Comic Review: The Whispering Dark #3 (Dark Horse)

In Dark Horse’s Whispering Dark #3, Army pilot Hannah Vance delves deeper into physical and mental wilderness following a helicopter crash in the mountains. Hemmed in by Russian forces, she […]

In Dark Horse’s Whispering Dark #3, Army pilot Hannah Vance delves deeper into physical and mental wilderness following a helicopter crash in the mountains.

Hemmed in by Russian forces, she and her colleagues must seek refuge in a valley village. But it ain’t Value Village, nor the Sound of Music, folks. There is some real horror at work here!

Not for the squeamish, this third issue of the four-issue miniseries is a gut-gripper. Writer Christofer Emgard, with artist Tomas Aira on illustration and colours, bring their full combined force to this tale. The story is tense and involving. Darma and conflict in a war-torn scenario. The art is wonderful, with great use of composition, light and dark rhythms. Aira’s colouring is equally strong. He uses his colour palette with care, emphasizing the visual drama of the story.

One more issue to go in this miniseries, but it isn’t too late to jump on!

Dark Horse, The Whispering Dark #3, $3.99 for 27 pages of content. Assume Teen + rating

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!!