Title: Crowded #3
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Ted Brandt, Triona Farrell, Ro Stein
Cover: Ted Brandt, Triona Farrell, Rosi Kampe, Ro Stein
Publication Date: October 10, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: “Rebel Wilson has optioned the rights with the goal of starring in and producing the movie adaptation. Wilson will develop the project and produce it via her Camp Sugar production banner. Also producing is Oni Entertainment. Circe and Trotter, two of the heaviest hitters in the private murder industry, have just landed in Los Angeles, looking for Charlie and eager to collect the almost two million dollar Reapr campaign on her life. Charlie, oblivious to the growing danger, tries to carry on her freewheeling lifestyle while under Vita’s lock and key. But even their safest safehouse can’t keep the fame-and-fortune-driven killers off their trail for too long.”
Vita and Charlie are out another safe house this issue and assassins are everywhere, but that’s not even the worst of it. Two of the biggest assassins are close on Vita and Charlie’s trail, working at the time and place to launch a proper attack on Charlie. To top it off, Charlie’s campaign keeps growing, reaching over 1.5 million this issue. Who will get to Charlie first and win the prize? Or will Vita actually succeed in keeping Charlie alive?
Crowded #3 presents a whole slew of new issues for Vita and Charlie, as Christopher Sebela raises the stakes once again in this issue. Thus far the series has presented a high-stakes killer twist to our media driven lives. Sebela taps into our cyber-social lives in frightening ways this issue, from the greatest kills montage to assassin tour bus to the micro-chipped dog. Everything about this issue over-the-top, constantly testing the bounds of the world of Crowded. Now, Vita and Charlie’s struggle to stay alive is complicated by two highly capable assassins and Charlie’s dog who has inadvertently been helping Charlie’s would-be assassins. Crowded #3 keeps the pressure on Vita and Charlie, with a heart-pounding pace and stunning plot development. Every time you think their safe, Sebela pulls the rug out and sends the pair running for their lives once again.
Ted Brandt, Triona Farrell, and Ro Stein continue to impress with vibrant artwork, depicting the chaos that is Crowded. The greatest kills montage and tour bus of assassins were inspired artistic depictions that poke fun at our own practices. The script and art continue complement each other, as
The Bottom Line:
Crowded #3 is another pedal to the floor issue as Sebela keeps Vita and Charlie on the run. As the pair continue to look for a safehouse, readers are introduced to various aspects of Crowded, explaining the demise of social structures in the world. The art remains constant, creating a kind stability from issue to issue, in a world where their ultimately is none.