Things starts to stabilize, story-wise, in The Immortal Men #3.
In some ways, Benjamin and Tynion are following an almost predictable pattern in their storytelling, when it comes to breaking down the tale, issue by issue. But that’s hardly a criticism. There is a reason that this kind of structure exists, because it allows for a good build of suspense, doling out the information needed at the right places.
And a lot of information does get doled out in this issue, thanks to Immortal Man. The long time DC hero meets with Caden, and lays out the history and mission of the team. We find out more about the other members, Ghost Fist, Timber and Stray. I particularly enjoy how they tie Timber into the legend of Paul Bunyan, in a cleverly roundabout way.
I’m not quite so keen on having the Batman/Joker from Metal as the main villain, but I understand that others like the character, and he does serve to link the book to the Metal series. Still, I will be glad when this initial storyline is done, and the team has other challenges to face.
On the plus side, the guy sure is creepy looking, and that makes for some good illustrations. Overall, the art is engaging and dynamic, and the colours are vibrant and fun.
A good, solid, dependable third issue. Not the most exciting thing possible, but definitely some needed ground work for the series to build on.