PoI 3Rating: Rejected/Resisted/Recommended/Required

Written by Jay Faerber, with artwork by Koray Kuranel, Point of Impact #3 is the penultimate in Image Comics’ crime drama, which began with the dramatic death of a young woman and has subsequently followed the investigation of her murder through three people connected to her namely, her husband, an investigative reporter, her lover, an ex-soldier, and her friend, a homicide detective.

In the latest issue, Boone attempts to solve the mystery surrounding Nicole’s murder, whilst Mitch manages to track down the man who could have all the answers. Poor Detective Warren happens across the aftermath. Once again, it’s another stellar issue of this enthralling miniseries – it’s great storytelling by Faerber and Kuranel.

Despite jumping from one central character to the next, it’s never confusing. Credit for which has to go to author and artist; the script is dynamic and yet, in silent scenes, the art alone conveys the story.

I’d thoroughly enjoyed Near Death volume 2, and was pleased Faerber had this in the pipeline upon its cancellation. Kuranel is a star in the making, the black and white form is impressive – it captures the mystery perfectly.

Comics oft disappoint – key to avoiding such feelings of discontent is to follow creators rather than titles. Make Jay Faerber was one of these creators – he’s crafting ‘good comics’.

Point of Impact #3 is scheduled for release this Wednesday December 12th and is published by Image Comics.

Published by Mark Brassington

Father and Husband. Works in Corporate Banking. Loves Books, Comics, Cycling, Music, Games, going to the Gym and Writing.

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