Title: The Realm #3
Words: Seth M. Peck
Art: Jeremy Haun
Colors: Nick Filardi
Letters: Thomas Mauer
Publication Date: November 15, 2017
Publisher’s Summary: “After last issue’s shocking final pages, Will and his fellow travelers could use a minute to catch their breath. They won’t get it. PLUS, a scary lady in a bunny mask!”
With the help of the new guy Eli, the band of adventurers make it out of the cavern alive. Meanwhile, the sorcerer arrives late to a battle on the back of a fire-breathing dragon. An orc and a human warrior woman greet him on his way to their boss, the big bad that we’ve only seen glimpses of before.
The pace is slow, but there is a great deal of world building and character study to be revealed. The three parts of the story move forward with their own separate mysteries and somehow they are bound to come together in a spectacular fashion.
The art is the right blend of harsh and subtle. We see the horror of the ruined world and in the next frame the body language and side eyes of people who don’t quite trust each other yet need each other to survive.
The Bottom Line:
This is a solid post-apocalyptic Horror Fantasy with great characters and lots of secrets to unravel. While the bad guys seem really bad, it is nice to see that the good guys aren’t exactly pristine. The Realm maintains the suspense with each issue and promises something unique.