Monday, December 21, 2009
Best Shots Reviews Darkness/Pitt #3
Darkness/Pitt #3 (Published by Top Cow; Review by Russ Burlingame):
It’s been years since I read a book that was drawn by Dale Keown, but Darkness/Pitt #3 is a reminder of why he was a sensation briefly in the ‘90s. it’s a great-looking title and not badly written, either. This one’s surprisingly dialog-heavy for a “pretty pictures” story, which tends to be what I assumed a crossover book by a couple of Image boomers would be. There are shades of every horror movie you’ve ever seen in here; there’s The Pitt seeming to hide from what looks like zombies; there’s demons and demon masters; there’s the smarmy guy in Jackie who seems like he may or may not be on the side of the good, and the creepy, powerful little kid who moves the plot along. This issue, there’s a pretty cool twist in terms of the villain’s motivation and a tidy ending that leaves you feeling like there’s way more to come.