More past is revealed in Undiscovered Country #3, out this week from Image Comics.
Scott Snyder and Charles Soule have created a really and truly one of a kind story. Most of my reviews are spent trying to compare stories to something else I’ve seen or read before. I try to find these comparisons so fans of those works might give new stories a chance. Undiscovered Country is something I’ve never seen before. I haven’t seen every single film out there and I haven’t read every story in the world, but this is unique.
Giuseppe Camuncoli and Daniele Orlandini have quite the task of bringing this world to life. As long as it might’ve taken to brainstorm up these characters and environments, it was worth every second. This issue dives into the rolling city ruled by the Destiny Man, and these scenes are something out of Star Wars. All different looking creatures selling all different kinds of goods while sharks hang from the ceiling. It feels like a futuristic world that couldn’t invent technology fast enough to keep up. While certain things look unbelievable to accomplish, they’re also held together by duct tape and rope.
Matt Wilson continues to just knock the colors out of the park. Smooth color fades and perfect use of shadows makes this book feel as real as it can get. You can see the stress in the color of the character’s faces and nothing is overtly bright. This book feels real and lived in and I love it.
Crank! is a lettering Jedi. I love his work here because it looks like it’s been written with a paintbrush. Nothing is too perfect or gaudy. Handmade signs and repaired goods fill the market inside Destiny Man’s city. Every member of this creative team makes this environment come alive in their own way.
My Two Cents
Every issue we get a little more insight into the past of each adventurer and learn their motivations for being there. So far every character has something different to bring to the table, or some ulterior motive. Undiscovered Country #3 has the biggest reveal so far. This changes everything. There is no going back to how things were, no matter what they do, it’s different now.
This story dips its feet all the way into fantasy. I’m loving this book and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here. Thank you Scott Snyder and Charles Soule for another title to be excited for every month.
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