Book Title: The Ward #3
Book Description: St. Lilith’s is a hospital for the preternatural. Nat Reeves is a doctor on the staff that left the facility a few years ago and recently came back into the fold. The problem is Nat hasn’t told her family that she’s gone back to St. Lilith’s. She has to lie every time her mother watches her daughter so she can go to work. Her mother doesn’t want her working here because it’s dangerous work. Nat has had to deliver a giant’s baby in the sewers. Now she is working to save patients in an inter dimensional sweat shop that’s on the verge of collapsing.
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Andres Ponce
Letters: Mauro Mantella
Cover: Andres Ponce and Franco Riesco
Editor: Dave Marshall
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Story: 3.9 Stars
Artwork: 3.8. Stars
Cover Artwork: 3.8 Stars
Dialogue: 3.6 Stars
Mechanics: 3.7 Stars
Editing: 3.5 Stars
I am enjoying “The Ward” more and more as I get further into this series. Cavan Scott gives the reader more backstory about events leading to Nat’s departure from St. Lilith’s while leaving a teaser about the backstory of Nat’s father for us to ponder.
I appreciated the theme of this issue. “In a blink of an eye”…. It is so true. Lives can be changed for better or worse that rapidly. Usually there is no warning. Everything is fine. Right up to the second when it’s not.
I’m loving how the covers for this series continue to be relevant to the story. I prefer that to having an assortment of variant covers that have nothing to do with the story. I hope this trend continues.
Ponce’s work on the interior pages meshes perfectly with the story. When you get a creative team working this well together you’re onto something. I’m eagerly anticipating more.
After three issues “The Ward” has announced its presence with authority. This title is demanding consideration for being among the best titles of 2022. As a geek on a budget I highly recommend checking it out. It has drama, it has excitement, it has things you’re not going to find in most comics.
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