Death Sentence – Issue 3 – by Montynero & Mike Dowling (spoilers)

Death Sentence
A creator owned project

Published by Titan Comics
11th December 2013

Writer: Montynero
Art: Mike Dowling
Letters: Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt

Cover: Montynero

The story continues at a pace, revealing more of the powers our heroes have developed. This issue shows us some of Monty’s life before fame and delves into the depths of his depravity. Verity gets to know the people that captured her. Weasel is on the run and visits his son, perhaps for the last time.

We have a cast of damaged people. Weasel has thrown a lot away in his life and we see his human side, some frailty. Monty has evolved from someone abused to an abuser, he takes his abuse of power to mind blowing heights. Verity is our window in to the story, the more constant human element.

The plot is revealing, in more ways than one. We learn what the mysterious,. and clearly well funded, secret organisation are all about. This is a journey through emotions and, though exaggerated, it deals with real life issues.

Mike Dowling’s art is brilliant in capturing the angst of young Monty as well as the vulnerability of Weasel. He has nailed the emotional aspects of the story but also gives life and verve to the more energetic and lighthearted parts.

It isn’t for the faint at heart and may offend some readers. Though to be fair if you are reading a comic about a lethal STD that grants super powers… are you really that easy to offend?

I’m thoroughly intrigued to see where this goes next.

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