Rating if the Book Were a Movie: R
- Writer: Peter Milligan
- Artist: Marcelo Frusin
- Letters: Sal Cipriano
- Cover: Marcelo Frusin
- Publisher: AWA Studios/Upshot Studios
- Story: 3.8 Stars
- Artwork: 3.6 Stars
- Cover Artwork: 4.1 Stars
- Dialogue: 3.5 Stars
- Mechanics: 3.6 Stars
- Editing: 3.6 Stars
About the Book:
Our demons never truly leave us. Father Vass is finding that out first hand as the demon he fought in an exorcism years ago has returned. Father Vass’s faith in God is wavering. Will anointing his apprentice to the level of priesthood help? Does she have enough faith for both of them? Time will tell.
In 2022 I found few characters that I could relate to as much as Father Vass. I understand his struggles with faith. How could God allow such horrible things to happen if he’s supposed to be on our side?
Father Vass is in the unenviable position doing a job that may very well be beyond his abilities while calling upon a deity that he doesn’t completely believe in. He must succeed if he wants to live. Failure means the colony will be bombed, with him on it. He doesn’t want to face God, yet.
The covers we have gotten for Sacrament have been unbelievably powerful. There isn’t a better way to demonstrate the father’s plight than to see him praying with a demon just waiting to pounce.
The powerful artwork carries over to the interior pages. We see Father Vass when he gives in to temptation. We also see him take the moral high ground and resist temptation years later. All the while we see the struggle in his eyes.
As a geek on a budget I believe Sacrament #3 is well worth the price of admission. It has plenty of drama and intensity. It’s the perfect read for anyone who is doing some soul searching.