If you go back and read my last Regression review, you’ll see that I was concerned about the direction of this series as well as its progression. After reading the second issue, I felt disconnected – I felt as though I was missing the point. Clearly, though, I wasn’t concerned enough to give up on the series and quit reading. Going into this issue, I was leery, but overall, I’m glad that I picked this one up. Did Issue #3 redeem the series? Perchance.
Exactly what is going on isn’t clear, but in Issue #3, writer Cullen Bunn reveals information that sheds light into some of Regression’s darker corners. I welcome this light, as it has inspired me to continue reading.
I had expected the story to continue to shock me, but again, as I had referenced in my last review, Issue #1 came out swinging, and thus since then, I don’t think that Bunn has managed to raise the stakes enough. The plot is becoming darker as it thickens. But, while I am mostly pleased with this issue, I still would like to have another issue of Regression turn my stomach some before it progresses too much further.
Artist Danny Luckert does a well enough job with this one, but I prefer it when Regression’s pages are infested with bugs and littered with guts. I don’t blame Luckert for the recent lack of nasty stuff, but I certainly do prefer his more brutal work.
Issue #3 is an improvement from Issue #2, but there is still some work to do. Regardless, I’ll be reading the next issue.