Comic Review: Eve Stranger #3 (IDW)

We get further into Eve Stranger’s backstory in issue 3. The title from IDW started off well and has been consistently strong. Here’s why this title works for me: It’s […]

We get further into Eve Stranger’s backstory in issue 3. The title from IDW started off well and has been consistently strong. Here’s why this title works for me:

It’s multifaceted but hits the right notes. Eve is a super-powered young woman, but her memory is short. Her short term memory reboots once a week! How’s that for the ups and downs of life? Awesome powers and no memory of last week!

It’s whimsical! RIght in the middle of an assassination attempt, something offbeat usually occurs. Try that, Traditional Superhero Comic TItle!

The drawing style fits the content! Artists Philip Bond (on the main story, with colourists Eva de la Cruz and Lee Loughridge) and Liz Prince (Backup story, with colourist Eva de la Cruz) both have strengths in visual storytelling, but this comic rides the thin edge in visual tone from carefree to dramatic, and every notch in-between. You always know what is going on, and that in itself can never be underrated!

The writing is clever and concise! Writer David Barnett gives us a clear story (stories), that is, the main road well-traveled, with lots of fun sightseeing along the way. Song lyrics. Offbeat references. Wordplay. Puns, funs, little verbal runs.

The concept of the main story and the alternate version youngster backup story. Nuff said. Check it out!

IDW, Black Crown imprint, Eve Stranger #3, $3.99 for 24 pages of content. Rated Mature, but this issue? No worries for teens.

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!!