Comic Review: Basketful of Heads #3 (DC Comics)

“Whattya got there, a basket full of heads?” “Why, yes!” The third issue of the (ahem) Talking Head comic that everyone is losing their minds over. It’s here, DC’s Basketful […]

“Whattya got there, a basket full of heads?” “Why, yes!”

The third issue of the (ahem) Talking Head comic that everyone is losing their minds over. It’s here, DC’s Basketful of Heads #3.

This Black Label comic is written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Leomacs and coloured by Dave Stewart. It’s as sharp as an ax, mean as a snake, as snakey as a snake, and as scaley as a snake. It’s like snake oil for the imagination, but the real thing, not all watered down with booze.
Taking place in Maine, now in the aftermath of a vicious and brutal home invasion gone wrong, this book is a sucker punch to the gut. It takes guts to write and draw a story of a young female survivor who brings the talking head of one of her attackers around with her in a basket.

If you think things were tense and horrifying in issue 1 and 2, please continue to follow along the bloody trail of incrimination with issue 3. It’s intense, it’s magnetic, it’s snaking along the ground, waiting to catch you napping.

Includes another 2-page chapter of Sea Dog, written by Joe Hill with art by Dan McDaid and colours by John Kalisz.

DC, Black Label, Basketful of Heads 3, $3.99 for 26 pages of content. 17+

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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!!