Comic Review: Assassinistas #3 (IDW)

The Assassinistas are back with issue 3. And the drama and bickering are back, too, yay! The third issue of IDW’s Assassinistas, written by Tini Howard, drawn by Gilbert Hernandez, […]

The Assassinistas are back with issue 3. And the drama and bickering are back, too, yay!

The third issue of IDW’s Assassinistas, written by Tini Howard, drawn by Gilbert Hernandez, and colored by Rob Davis, takes the main story further, and it’s fun!

It seems that today, the three former Assassinistas are at odds. And it’s getting worse. One Assassinista, Octavia, her son and his boyfriend are trying to find a kidnapped boy. He’s the son of another Assassinista! Finding him involves camping outdoors, and sneaking around in the dark with weapons. Not what the two boys signed up for!

It’s part Charlies’s Angels, part domestic chaos. It plays with the tropes and fables of what happens to three female assassins when they get married (or not) and settle down. How do you follow that kind of career with suburban bliss? Well, not easily, you don’t!

Assassinistas carefully treads the line between parody and adventure comic. It’s a fine line, and well handled by the creative team. Lots of great gags and action scenes. I’m looking forward to issue 4!

And a special ‘tip of the Spinney hat’ to them for starting each issue with ‘last issue’s bullet points’, as a reminder of where we are in the story. I wish all comics would have a summary on the inside front cover!

IDW, Assassinistas 3, $3.99 for 22 pages of Mature content

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