In Review: Gotham City Monsters (2019-) #3

Frankenstein leads a rescue mission to try and save Bennett

Synopsis: Frankenstein leads Killer Croc, Lady Clayface, Orca, and the mysterious Red Phantom on a mission to Rescue Bennett from Melmoth.

Review: This issue brings forth a lot of monster action as the Monsters of Gotham City go in search of Melmoth.

The Story

Starting from where issue two left off. Andrew Bennett has just murdered a bunch of innocents thanks to Melmoth’s blood coursing through his veins and Melmoth himself being able to use that as some sort of crazy supernatural remote control. Bennett is remorseful and in fear for his very existence due to the unwelcome attention, such a large scale feeding will attract.

Help is on the way though because Frankenstein now has his team of Monsters and although it took a little convincing. He has managed to talk Killer Croc into joining the fight with a little help from Orca who appealed to Croc wanting a fresh start.

By the close of this issue. The cover image will make sense as Frankenstein will seek out Batwoman in order to make his team into a magnificent seven.

The Artwork

Amancay Nahuelpan continues to do solid work in this issue and provides some panels that will please fans of action and gore as we see Frankenstein and his team take on Melmoth’s hordes of Martian Ape’s. Colorist Trish Mulvihill also gets in on the fun as she splashes plenty of red ink on the pages.

Overall

Writer Steve Orlando manages to continue the story and keeps me interested. I really enjoyed the conversation between Killer Croc, Frankenstein, and Orca near the beginning of the issue where Frankenstein is trying to talk Croc into joining the team. Orca’s speech about trying to make a new start in life was particularly effective and very true when it comes to the lives of many people.

Orlando has also done a great job of finding voices for the various characters and I particularly liked the way he has written Melmoth, who I can almost hear in my head when I read the book.

A great issue with a nice ending that will lead nicely into issue 4 next month.

9.6
Gotham City Monsters (2019) #3
  • Covers
    9.4
  • Story
    9.5
  • Artwork
    9.6
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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