REVIEW: HELLCOP #3
Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG-13
- Writer: Brian Haberlin
- Artist: Brian Haverlin
- Colors: Geirrod Van Dyke
- Letters: Francis Takenaga
- Cover: Drew
- Editor: Melanie Hackett and Megan Hackett
- Publisher: Image Comics
- Story: 3.5 Stars
- Artwork: 3.5 Stars
- Cover Artwork: 4.3 Stars
- Dialogue: 3.6 Stars
- Mechanics: 3.5 Stars
- Editing: 3.4 Stars
About the Book:
Mankind has found a way to go between dimensions. One dimension was literally Hell. To ensure creatures from that realm did not cross over, a special unit called Hellcops was created. One Hellcop, Virgil, has been framed for the murder of his partner. Now he’s on the run and bouncing between dimensions to try to stay ahead of the Hellcops.
“Hellcop” #3 takes us on an amazing adventure where anything from giant man eating plants to petrified giants is possible. I liked all of the twists and turns we got along the way. Taj transporting the team if Hellcops was my personal favorite.
Usually I’m not one to chase down variant covers. Drew’s work on this one made it an exception to the rule. The artwork and coloring are fantastic. I got a kick out of how much it looks like a publication that used to be in print.
Mr. Haberlin’s work on the interior pages is very crisp. One advantage of being the writer and artist for a title is the way that there’s no chance for anything to get lost in translation. It shows as the artwork meshes perfectly with the story. I was very fond of the mawzes.
As a geek on a budget I would recommend “Hellcop” #3. It’s a thrilling ride with plenty of action and drama. Best of all, it won’t break the bank. If you can’t find this issue at your local comic book store, it’s available online for less than $8.00 shipped! Enjoy!