I am really enjoying this series. It’s doing pretty much everything I want it to do.
I very much appreciated the way the main characters, and their powers, were neatly recapped by tidy little informative boxes upon their appearance in this issue. These are all new characters, and not as firmly cemented in my mind as established heroes, and that little bit of information helped me get back on track with the book very quickly.
While that would not be needed were one reading this in a collected edition, I pore through an awful lot of comics when I am doing my reviews, and having something like that to spur on my memory is a great help.
I’ve devoted far too much space to discussing that.
This also keeps the Electric Warrior battles going, while at the same time advancing the main plot, and developing the characters further. Earlier issues had a more difficult time treading that fine line. But that is to be expected. In three issues, Orlando introduced and set up a heck of a lot. There is exactly the twist I wanted, just as the issue comes to an end, which neatly moves things towards a concluding battle.
If I had to find something to whine about (and it seems I do for some reason), I wish there was a bit more of the Kamandi world in this. The series is now heavily enmeshed in the pre-Legion universe, with the Dominators and Tartarus and such. I really wouldn’t mind a dash more of Kamandi in the mix, though, the way the first issue had.
But that is such a minor complaint, really.
Orlando is creating a really fun series here, and now that all the groundwork has been laid, I expect the last two issues to go through the roof.