Summary

Sex, aliens, action, comedy, and human nature. What more could you ask for? Well, if those are in fact what you're asking for, MONEY SHOT #3 has it and more!
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NSFW Review: MONEY SHOT #3 – Those Who Sleep Together, Explore Space Together

Vault Comics’ MONEY SHOT #3 contains just about everything a comic lover looks for; the concluding origins of the XXX-Plorers, character development, explosive orgasms, dirty humor, and it releases this Wednesday (December 18th).

A joke that hits to close too home.
Money Shot #3 interior art by Rebekah Isaacs. Colors – Kurt Michael Russell. Letters – Crank!

The climax is always better with build-up, meaning if you haven’t read the previous two issues go check out our Money Shot #1 and #2 reviews!

The Money Shot Heard Around The Universe

Every great show has a theme song. Think back to your favorite show, and you’ll most likely remember their opening or closing song. Dr. Ocampo understands this need for a song that is equal parts catchy while explaining the meaning of the said show. But, a show can’t thrive without steamy content. That’s where Money Shot #3’s main plot comes in, a threesome of Kneels Bore (Omar), Tesla Coyle (Dr. Ocampo), and Warlord, Daughir.

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Much like the amazing team name, The XXX-Plorers, each member has their own name that’s equally fantastic and hilarious. Kudos to whoever came up with said names, be it writers, Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie, or another team member. Although we’ve mentioned some more humorous things, Money Shot #3 is more than just humor. The duo of Seeley and Beattie are able to accomplish a myriad of feelings doing character interactions.

One of Money Shot’s greatest strengths is even though it’s about humans traveling space to have sex with aliens it retains moments everyone can relate too. Each character on the team goes through different emotions and reactions that we all go through. This is due to the Seely and Beattie’s great characterization of each of the XXX-Plorers.

Yay theme songs!
Money Shot #3 interior art by Rebekah Isaacs. Colors – Kurt Michael Russell. Letters – Crank!

Art

By keeping the original crew seen in the previous two issues, Money Shot #3 keeps the same visual quality, you’ve come to expect. Artist Rebekah Isaacs continues to keep the story grounded, which bodes well with the writing team. Although the team of sexplorers are on an alien planet, it all feels visually realistic. But, Isaacs doesn’t make Money Shot #3 look too realistic, adding in a little bit of a cartoonish feeling to make the visuals more lively.

On the subject of lively, Kurt Michael Russell’s colors help bring the world and characters to life. This is due to the brightly colored XXX-Plorers costumes compared to the vast water void planets orange-yellow colors. Besides the dry planet, part of the team resides in a bright, brilliant prison cell, while Omar and Dr. Ocampo are in an equally colorful spot.

Keeping the trend seen throughout Money Shot, letterer Crank! continues lettering aliens in a different font style. But, when the aliens are translated from Little Shot the font reverts back to the normal ones you’d see with the humans. Thus showing said alien being translated. This, and Crank!’s ability to never cover the art with dialogue bubbles helps keep readable for the reader fun, while not covering important moments.

 

So, does Marvel and Star Wars exist in Money Shot's universe?
Money Shot #3 interior art by Rebekah Isaacs. Colors – Kurt Michael Russell. Letters – Crank!

A Climax To End All Climaxes

Vault Comics continues to knock each new release out of the park, Money Shot #3 included. When the book first came out, it seemed that it would be all sexual situations and humor. But, three issues in and it’s becoming one of the most human stories out there.

Memorable Quote: “When I was a kid, my dad had this Youtube channel, and he used to film the pranks he played on me. Every video had like two million views. Totally humiliating.” – Omar

Damn Omar, that’s some new age childhood drama, and surprisingly, I haven’t seen a sad kid story like this in any other media, yet.

Viewers of XXX-Plorers

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Jason Jeffords Jr
Jason Jeffords Jr
Jason resides in the cold crime-ridden town of Anchorage, Alaska. When he isn't running away from murderers, he "chills" at home reading comics/books, watching films/TV, and playing video games with his three-legged cat Lucky. Oh he also sometimes writes for websites such as Monkeys Fighting Robots, Comics Bulletin, ComicBookYeti, Multiversity Comics, and others.
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