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Review Brew: Horizon #3

A chess match with planetwide implications.

Horizon #3
Writer: Brandon Thomas
Artist: Juan Gedeon
Colors: Frank Martin
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Editor: Sean Mackiewicz
Assistant Editor: Arielle Basich
Covers: Jason Howard
Publisher: Image Comics

Trapped on earth, a planet that’s barely living, in quarantine and surrounded by enemies Finn bides his time plotting his escape, though he’s confident that his comrades are coming for him. However, he’s deeply underestimated his captors who are more than they seem and it’s rapidly becoming clear that nothing is black and white.

I’ve never read Horizon before but this issue has me very intrigued, from Finn, our near silent protagonist (?), to Zhia his commanding officer to the mysterious Robert Wallace who is terrifyingly efficient, pragmatic and intelligent. Going in you get a firm sense of who these people are even if you’re not sure about their true motivations: is the earth faction just trying to survive and possibly re-vive the planet? Why are Zhia and her people on earth at all? Are they an invasion force or are the people of earth plotting to take over another planet now that we’ve fully trashed our own. Reading this issue made me want to go back and read the previous two and has me fully hooked for the next chapter in the story.

This is firmly helped by Juan Gedeon’s art, which is just fun. Reminding me of Eric Radomski’s work on Batman: The Animated Series it makes everyone distinct via the smart use of color, angles and clothing: our aliens are sharp lines and odd angles, while our humans, especially the aforementioned Wallace, are curves and bright colors.

Overall this book is an interesting galaxy spanning mystery I’m ready to know more about.

4 out of 5 Explosives.

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