Title: Incursion #3
Story: Andy Diggle and Alex Paknadel
Script: Alex Paknadel
Pencils: Doug Braithwaite
Colors: Diego Rodriguez
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Published: April 17, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: The cosmic and supernatural sides of the Valiant Universe collide on Earth! Oh, my! Having crossed over into the Deadside, the Eternal Warrior comes face to face with Syntilla, the young girl who poisoned Tama on behalf of her master. Will the Eternal Warrior save his young charge or will the world suffer another catastrophic loss? Meanwhile, Doctor Mirage and Hwen do their best to keep Tama alive. Will the doctors find the right medicine or will the young Geomancer perish before help arrives?
“We don’t have too many cameras on the ground at this time because news organizations have been advised to stay away. But even from this height it’s clear that the CDC’s claims are…they’re absurd.”
This is not a drill, ladies and gentlemen, the shit has hit the fan, and it is a sight to see. Incursion #3 opens with an action-packed scene that showcases the battles that are ensuing as Earth becomes overrun with undead fiends. Meanwhile, the Eternal Warrior continues his mission in the Deadside, while Doctor Mirage and Hwen struggle to keep Tama alive. Ah! the tension.
I am impressed at how Alex Paknadel has managed to generate more and more momentum with each issue, packing each panel with action and dramatic tension throughout this short, but exciting, run. Doug Braithwaite’s artwork is set to stun, and continues to impress.
At this point, I’m unsure of how this conflict is going to end, but however it does, the Valiant universe will be left changed.
The Bottom Line:
Thrilling and well-crafted, Incursion remains a must-read; as the plot progress, I find myself becoming more and more engrossed in the ever-expanding Valiant universe