Calamity Kate #3
Delving into Kate's past, we discover what brought the monster hunter to the West Coast, and the painful destruction of a relationship. As Kate feels she has adjusted to her new locale, a face from her past throws everything in Kate's life out of control.
This issue dives into deeper depths of sadness; giving us a more detailed look at Kate’s past while continuing to show the influence she is having on her niece, Jade. The emotions in this series have already become deeper and more real than one would expect.
This book could have stopped at being being an action-packed story about an awesome female lead but it doesn’t; it is that and so vary much more. When it comes down to it, the dynamic between characters, the relationships between these characters, and the realness of their troubles and emotions towards then is truly what makes this a gripping and interesting story.
The art has been consistently great but I feel this issue went above and beyond when it comes to awesomely badass imagery and nightmarish creature designs. You can feel the intensity in Kate as she finally tracks down one of the Fabled Beasts of Yore, a grotesquely monstrous beast the size of a skyscraper. The art really adds a level of drama and action to every scene, whether it be a wholesome moment between Kate and Jade or a panel of Kate cleaving a goblin in half.
This issue truly shows that this in an outstanding series, not just for intense, monster-slaying action but also for wholesome, down to earth moments between family.
This issue brings the heaviest emotions of the series so far along with art which does a great job portraying the tone.
Calamity Kate #3: Dark Times
- Writing - 9.5/109.5/10
- Storyline - 9/109/10
- Art - 8.5/108.5/10
- Color - 8/108/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10
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