Indigo Children #3, from Image, hits stride, stalks us, and grabs us.
The overall story, of strangely gifted children who have lost the memory of their powers, is quite captivating. Speaking of ‘captivating’, there are bad men who want to capture these powerful Indigos!
In issue three of this series, writers Curt Pires and Rockwell White put us in a situation where three ‘indigos’ are attempting to free another former child. To awaken, to reawaken, to shake and rattle and roll!
As I take care not to reveal plot points, I marvel at the inventiveness of the concept, and how Pires and White are able to enhance drama, and seamlessly weave the Indigo origins back story into it. The scenes are well described by line artist Alex Diotto, with Dee Cunniffe providing nicely composed colour environments. There is a really effective flow to the scenes with these 4 creatives working together.
While I realize that first-time readers of my reviews, and first-time readers of Indigo Children might find my comments to be vague, I can assure you that Diotto’s characters are well drawn, with loads of detail where it matters. It’s rare and well done at the same time. The black tones are spotted evenly about the page, giving us a sense of mood and solidity. Letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.
As I mentioned, the colour work is really careful, with attention paid to the surroundings, and the subservient role of colour to the overall story, ie: enhance and support, doesn’t supplant the story with glowing everythings. It’s enough and it’s just right.
Indigo Children is solid, it’s dramatic and inventive. And getting better with every issue.
Image Comics, Indigo Children #3, $3.99 for 34 pages of story.