Review: Home #3

Home is a strange book to me. I like it as a whole, but I really enjoy the parts with the little girl swearing more than the rest of the issue. She steals the show and while she doesn’t seem to be able to hold the issue all by herself, I still kind of want them to try. That’s not where this issue begins though. Instead we find our three teens heading back to the family homestead just as a zombie scampers off after making a huge mess in the kitchen. The dog gets blamed… The neighbor boy starts telling a joke about apples that if you haven’t heard is pretty funny. It reminded me of my youth so I appreciate that and I couldn't remember the punchline. Our two teens finally do it. Yup, they sex it up in the shower before the idiot neighbor boy calls for help and interrupts them again. Poor kids. Back in town with the family we see the zombies going nuts and the shit hit the fan.

Home-#3-1Honestly not a lot happens in this issue until the end. There’s no reveals. The story just continues moving along like it has for two issues. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it does leave a bit more to be desired since we’re on the third issue. At least there’s a cliffhanger that’s interesting and the little girl gets to swear more and call people assholes.

There’s really not much to say about the writing, it’s consistent, but it needs to evolve. I have a feeling though the next issue will take care of that so I’m not exactly panicking. The pacing for the joke/story in this issue felt appropriately place and didn’t interfere with the real events that happened. I’d actually like to see the other series copy this style.

The art is good and very consistent. I really can’t tell if anything has changed from the last two issues. We do see another invisible person that I nearly missed and that makes me very curious about the series going forward. The art continues to be as strong as the dialogue.

Overall, Home felt a little too comfortable, but if you’re reading the other titles then you know what’s going on with the invisible people and it’s a big deal. With them making an appearance here that means there’s likely something big on the horizon for this series. We’ll just have to wait and see and be entertained by a little girl who swears like a sailor.

Score: 3/5

Home #3 – “Dinner is Served” Story: Michael Coast, Julian Rowe Script: Michael Coast Layouts: Soo Lee, Orissa Jenkins, Julian Rowe Pencils: Francis Nuguit, Soo Lee Publisher: Double Take Comics Price: $2.50 Release Date: 2/24/16 Format: Ongoing; Print/Digital