Comic Review: White Ash #3 (Scout Comics)

White Ash #3, from Scout Comics, brings us connection and quite a bit more flirting! Aleck, preparing to leave the mining town of White Ash for college, has been delayed […]

White Ash #3, from Scout Comics, brings us connection and quite a bit more flirting!

Aleck, preparing to leave the mining town of White Ash for college, has been delayed due to a tragic underground explosion. As Aleck is discovering, things in this mining town are, well, kept under wraps and underground. It turns out he is special, and part of special population. And that is leading to trouble. The various factions are aligning and preparing for confrontation!

Writer Charlie Stickney keeps the drama of elves, dwarves and fables at a human, relatable scale. We relate to the characters, their lusts and their confusion. Artist Conor Hughes (also on lettering) continues to impress as he finds innovative ways to show emotion, action and perhaps a bit of shapely skin. Hughes’ use of black tones for shadow really add a 3D effect. Colourist Fin Cramb is painting with a brush loaded full of chroma, which in my opinion, opens up this book to a wider audience, improving saleability.

This miniseries, originally self-published by the creators, is being released monthly from Scout Comics with new covers and additional interior content. There are 4 issues of White Ash now available! Recommended!

Scout Comics, White Ash #3, $3.99 for 27 pages of content. Assume Teen + @CharlesStickney @conorhughes @Finsomniac @ScoutComics

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!!