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Review – Basilisk #3

Review – Basilisk #3

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Artist: Jonas Scharf

Colouring: Alex Guimaraes

Publisher: Boom! Studios

Release Date: August 4th 2021

Variant and Virgin Covers: Rod Reis

Issue 3

Is there no end to the Chimera’s reign of terror? Regan, a former member of the Chimera, and her past victim Hannah continue the hunt for Regan’s brethren, but the shared memories that haunt them both may put an end to their quest. Meanwhile, cornered the other Chimera may have met their match… the State Police.

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Writer: Cullen Bunn

We start the issue with another return to Hannah’s town, this time just after the Chimera have left. Getting out of the car, she finds the scattered bodies of their victims and the story then flips to the modern-day where she tells Regan how she was never really able to mourn them.

Back with the Chimera, they are all starting to meet and head towards Regan but not before a little snack. Stopping at another rest-stop we get another look at each of their powers and what Hannah is up against. When the cops track down the team, they are easily dispatched but it’s how they ruthlessly then turn on the diners and children that raises the bile in my throat.

Bunn doesn’t pull one punch here but I think we get the horror and I’m hoping we don’t get another diner massacre next issue as it’s becoming repetitive.

The origin of the cult is also hinted at in this issue but I’ll let you read the issue for yourself.

Artist: Jonas Scharf

The issue continues the trend of starting off with a couple of stunningly painted pages before traditional artwork takes over. It works well and as before with almost no narration or speech we, as readers, fill in the blanks. Each of the Chimera’s powers is starting to evolve to show how they like to dispatch victims.

The gore and visceral imagery during the police standoff and amazingly well drawn and coloured.

Overall Thoughts

Ok, I’ve got to grips with the powers of each member of the group, I now want to see them take on Hannah and Regan. Bunn is old hat at slowly ratcheting up the tension and this fits his style and technique well. I am now fed up with diner massacres and expect the plot to move towards a conflict between the players’ next issue.

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