Dedication is a strange series, but I’ve grown to like it. I like our strict business man George as he and his workers have made it through the night of zombies by basically just cleaning and feeding the beasts. This issue follows the cleanup and it’s just a good bit of humor. We also continue to follow our two lovebirds on the roof. We still haven’t quite see how the girl with the detachable finger has played into all of this, but we do see that kissing is used to spread whatever aspect of the virus it’s attached to. Also we continue the trend of sex being interrupted like a teen movie. Not much else happens in the story. We do hear more of the “roof” story from one of our main characters and we learn in this issue, like the other #3’s, that these are real stories that are being told by the writers. Which now makes a hell of a lot of sense. The amount of the story told in this issue is toned down and for the better. The characters and the situation really make this issue worth reading and so the story becomes a side note at best.
The artwork is consistent. It’s all from Young Heller again and his style is a little different on this series than on Remote. You can still tell its him, but it looks like he’s changed it some so that they don’t look like the exact same book. The layouts are really strong as well. There’s a scene in which a character is looking down a scope of a rifle and the way it’s presented is very creative. The coloring ranges from really good to okay. It really depends on the scene. Overall it’s good, but at times it feels almost too thick or too detailed. It’s not bad, it just gives the book an inconsistent look at times.
I was really surprised by this issue. I enjoyed it from beginning to end and while I don’t quite see how it fits in to the overall universe, it’s very entertaining. There’s a lot of dark humor which I personally like. That and George is condescending to everyone; you shouldn’t like him because of that, but you end up liking him because of the shit he says. If like me, you were kind of on the fence with this series then stick around and enjoy the humor.
Dedication #3 – “Checked Out” Story: Michael Coast, Matthew Summo, Bill Jemas Script: Matthew Summo, Mike Soviero Layouts/Pencils: Young Heller Publisher: Double Take Comics Price: $2.50 Release Date: 2/24/16 Format: Ongoing; Print/Digital