Thwip! Reviews – Raven #03

We were a little down on the previous issue, it was all talk, and confusing plot advancing. This issue makes up for that.

First of all, Alisson Borges’s art levels up this issue and is this kinetic splash of fantastic. Her art is basically the culmination of what the past fifteen years of manga influence has had on a new generation of artists, and we love it. Previously we talked about her art being fine, but as far as it pertains to storytelling, it wasn’t quite up to mark, this time though it seems everything worked and flowed just right.

Phenomenal art in this issue, it basically makes me think of the Persona video game series (a fantastic series that everyone should check out), this is all a compliment by the way.

So yeah, DC seems to have invested heavily in artists and now it is come to fruition.

Marv Wolfman’s writing is solid, advancing the plot nicely (except for the cliffhanger, it feels kind of blergh) but, Raven herself is written well and since she does a bulk of the narration, that is a great thing. The rest of the characters are written well enough, with Raven’s aunt and her family being the stand out from all of it.

The story has hit that really nice sweet spot of intriguing, and I really can’t can’t wait to get the next issue as we head towards this mini-series coming to an end.

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