Review: Dead Body Road #3

Over here at the ye olde Comic Bastards, it’s no secret that we are big fans of Justin Jordan and his creator own work.  I wonder if it’s due to that fact that it’s so awesome. I wonder… Inside a motel room Rachel sits with a gun pointed in her face. On the other side of that gun is Cobb an ex-cop and the ex-partner of Gage. With a couple of slick moves, Rachel and Gage get control of the situation and coax some information from Cobb about how he was able to locate them. As Cobb replies with less than desirable answers he attempts to sway Rachel’s trust in Gage by telling her some of the unethical things that Gage has done in the past when the two of them were on the force.

Meanwhile, at a biker bar named the Black Devil, Mr. Lake and his associates, Quint and Kegg go recruiting for a little bit of mean muscle-- muscle in the way of a big gang of nasty bikers.

DeadBodyRoad-03Later with the aid of Rachael, Gage meets Quint in a local strip mall and acquires some Intel about Anna. The two men fail to communicate and the conversation breaks down to a food court fist fight that spills outside into the parking lot. Before things get too far, they get really interesting.

Take a breath with this issue because it may be the only chance you get. You receive a small glimpse into Gage’s past thanks to Cobb who shares a morsel of the time that the men once shared together. It was something that was needed to add more weight into our protagonist and it helped add some layers to our resident bad-ass. Somehow, someway if there’s time in this story I would rather enjoy seeing a moment like that again.

This whole series with Matteo Scalera’s art work has been nothing short of killer. He adds so much to the pacing and style that I honestly believe that this book wouldn’t be as good as it if it wasn’t for Scalera’s work.

Basically, Justin Jordan’s Dead Body Road is easily one of the most entertaining comic books out right now. Its blend of action and sassy dialog is simply becoming a trade mark of Jordan’s comic work.  So just like the issues before it, this is simply a must buy.

Score: 4/5

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Matteo Scalera Colorist: Moreno Dinisio Publisher: Image/Skybound Entertainment Price: $2.99 Release Date: 2/26/14