Comic Review: DEBRIS #3

PrintE-mail Written by Melissa Grey

Debris 3

Comic Review: Debris #3 / Written by: Kurtis J. Wiebe / Art by: Riley Rossmo / Publisher: Image / Release: Out Now

When the series was announced several months ago, Debris looked to be one of the most promising new titles of the year. The first two issues sadly failed to live up to its potential but the blueprints for something great were there. With the series’ third issue, writer Kurtis J. Wiebe is tapping into all of that raw potential by expanding the dystopian world of Debris and, most importantly, fleshing out the personality of his main character, Maya.

The issue opens with a flashback of a young Maya and her mentor, Calista, taking on a sentient trash monster while Calista imparts some words of wisdom on her young charge. In a handful of pages, Wiebe gives us a better look at what makes Maya tick than he has in the previous two issues. Even at her young age, Maya is headstrong, fiercely loyal, and a spunky fighter. Calista’s words ring true as we switch back to the present day, where Maya and her reluctant partner Kessel are faced with a foe even larger than last issue’s Jormungand. “Fight until your last breath,” Calista intones and that attitude, along with her own cleverness, carries Maya through her next battle.

Until this issue, it’s been difficult to relate to Maya. Whether it’s because we aren’t given much information about her or because Wiebe hasn’t given readers much reason to care about her, Maya had thus far been an uninspiring character. In Debris #3, we finally get a feel for Maya’s personality as she embarks on a perilous journey beyond the confines of Maiden in search of life’s most necessary element: water. As Maya and Kessel make their way through a landscape that’s completely foreign to them – grass, and trees, and snow, oh my! – they learn that they aren’t the only living things outside Maiden’s walls.

Riley Rossmo’s art is undeniably visually appealing but it has a tendency to slip into the territory of Too Pretty. When Maya and Kessel take on the mechanical beast, Rossmo conveys a sense of motion and chaos that’s been lacking in the series thus far, but soon falls into the trap of creating lovely, if somewhat static, tableaus once the action has passed. Despite its handful of flaws, Debris #3 steadily builds upon the promise of the first two issues and this installment inspires confidence that the series will only keep getting better.


Suggested Articles:
First poor Chris gets laid off work then he comes home to discover his dad, David, borrowed money fr
Since its main series came to an end, Batman 66, the comic book tribute to the much-loved Adam West
Blue Fox comics produce some of the most visually impressive and narratively interesting books in th
One of the interesting challenges that fledgeling comic book creators face is that people tend to un
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Other articles in Comic Book Reviews

THE BIG COMIC CON 24 February 2017

ROYAL DESCENT #4 14 February 2017

BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 08 February 2017

ROBYN (ISSUE ONE) 07 February 2017

BRETHREN BORN ISSUES 1 & 2 06 February 2017

HILO BOOK 2: SAVING THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD 03 February 2017

JUDGE DREDD – EVERY EMPIRE FALLS 27 January 2017

LITTLE GIRL BLACK #3 27 January 2017

THE MUMMY #3 20 January 2017

DOCTOR WHO: THE NINTH DOCTOR VOL. 2 15 January 2017

- Entire Category -

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

      
      
 
 
 
...