The Answer #3
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Mike Norton
Publisher: Dark Horse
I wanted to do a follow up with The Answer since I enjoyed #2 so much, and no surprises here: I still love this series! If you’ve seen my other review on The Answer #2, you know why this series sucked me in. It has humor, action, an indie superhero that is enjoyable to read about, and a great storyline. In last week’s review, I mentioned how conspiracy stories always seem to have a great thing going for it; The Answer is another great example of that.
Devin is struggling to believe that her stay at Brain Trust is the real deal, and her doubts are confirmed when a peer kidnaps her to tell her the truth about the drug-dependent company. The Answer manages to escape, but end up with a whole new world of problems under his belt. This issue had surprises, twists and turns, along with great story progression. The humor was still there, but it wasn’t distracting to the plot. The art is still very clean and has a modern feel to the old-comic style, which I love.
I really dig this series and I hope to see a continuation of it in the future. With only one issue left in the mini-series, where will The Answer and Devin end up? I give The Answer 5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.
Witch Doctor Mal Practice #5
Writer: Brandon Seifert
Artist: Lukas Ketner
Another comic that I adore: Witch Doctor. I wanted to check in with this series as well, just to see what Witch Doctor has been up to and how the series is coming along. Issue #5 did not disappoint!
Marrow has successfully extracted the parasite from his body, but he still has to defeat the cause of all this. Marrow ends up reconnecting with Catrina and Charlotte, making a force to be reckoned with. I love the entire concept of this series, and the characters are just witty enough to make you chuckle within a dark moment happening. The paranormal plotline has kept me hooked and I am thrilled to see they did a second series after the first volume of Witch Doctor did so well. I look forward to seeing more of Witch Doctor; Seifert and Ketner did a beautiful job of creating strong characters and a satisfying plot.
As with Answer, this issue is the second to last in the mini-series. Issue #5 was a great gap-closer for the end of the story, and I can’t wait to see the final battle of Everybody VS. Everybody Else (according to Seifert)! Giving Mal Practice 5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.