Rating if the Book Were a Movie: R
Writer: John Kratky
Artist: Michelle Lodge
Letters: Eduardo Camacho
Cover: Michelle Lodge
Publisher: Coffee Time Comix
Story: 3.7 Stars
Artwork: 3.8 Stars
Cover Artwork: 4.4 Stars
Dialogue: 3.8 Stars
Mechanics: 3.8 Stars
Editing: 3.4 Stars
About the Book:
Sara and Emmy have gone their separate ways. Emmy’s off to live a new life and start over. With the nation on the brink of unrest Sara has a plan, too. Her plan takes her down south to the silver state. In the Nevada desert she digs up a buried treasure that could have all of her answers while giving the reader so many questions.
When I read the two issues of Home Free I appreciated the story for what it was. Emmy was trapped in a life of prostitution and drugs. Sara came on the scene and gave her the opportunity to get away from that life. I knew from those issues Sara was a pretty tough cookie.
As I read issue three I came to realize just how much I underestimated her. Sara is a badass. She’s smart and skilled. We’ve gotten hints that her past is connected to some pretty serious stuff. In short our heroine is Black Widow without the tech or the Red Room.
This cover artwork is everything you want for a comic. Sara creates intrigue here. A pistol in one hand and a shovel draped over her shoulder. Clearly something is going down in this book. It makes people want to know what.
I like Michelle Lodge’s line work on the interior pages. Everything is very crisp and detailed. What I love is her work with inking and shading. It seems that this is becoming a lost art. A black and white comic book has the potential to be so much more powerful. You don’t run the risk of losing the mood with improper coloring.
As a geek on a budget I believe Home Free #3 is well worth getting into. If you’re looking for action, drama, and a title that is relevant to what’s happening here and now, this book checks all of the boxes.
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