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Review – The Silver Coin #3

Writer:  Ed Brisson

Artist: Michael Walsh

Colourist: Michael Walsh

Letterer: Michael Walsh

Publisher: Image Comics

Anthology Created By: Chip Zdarsky, Michael Walsh, Ed Brisson, Jeff Lemire, and Kelly Thompson

Release Date: June 17th, 2021

Variant Covers: Anand Radhakrishnan and Ben Harvey


The grisly third instalment of the horror anthology THE SILVER COIN by all-stars MICHAEL WALSH, CHIP ZDARSKY, KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON, and JEFF LEMIRE. After a home invasion goes bad, the mysterious coin helps its new owners outrun the law. But it’s leading them down a path much darker.

Writer: Ed Brisson

After reviewing the last two issues of the Silver Coin, the formula seemed quite easy. A person finds the coin, the person has a wish granted by then the coin turns on the new owner demanding sacrifices.

This issue by Brisson flips this, we’re not exactly sure when Bobby, Vic and Lisa find the coin during the home invasion in the 1980s. When the old man they are robbing dies (page 1, panel 1) Lisa starts to hear a disconnected voice tell her LISA IT DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU! As they escape, Bobby, the asshole of the group decides to torch the house to hide any clues. The problem is it’s dark and snowing so it’s only a few minutes before the cops are chasing them.

In the back seat of the getaway car Lisa plays with the Silver Coin and as before it’s eye opens but this time she is possessed and guides them towards Camp Serenity (see issue 2) where the car crashes.

Suffice to say Lisa is now fully possessed and as Vic is killed by her spindly shapes of women appear out of the wood.

The classic 1980s cops follow her into the woods where she sets a trap and they meet a grisly end. I’ll spare the ending as i have a feeling the final issue will join the 1980s and 1990s stories together.

Brisson’s issue had no redeemable protagonists unlike the other two issues, these three robbed a house and killed the old man before picking it clean. This is not about Lisa, it’s about the power of the coin, it’s journey back to “something” and it’s ability to take over.

Artist: Michael Walsh

Walsh continues to shine in this issue. The addition of snow to the panels brings another element, allowing the cops to follow Lisa’s bloody footprints to their own end. The forest, creepy wraith women and the cabin surge Lisa back to reality. The issue balances cold and fire as a top and tail to the short but effective story.

Colours are muted with pastel blues, greys and blacks take us through apart from the bright sparks of orange fire and splash of blood red.

I wonder how he’ll cope with the jump to the 25th century next issue?

Overall Thoughts

This issue gives more questions than provide answers to previous issues. Adding to the mythology of the coin, we get a nice 1980s style horror with touches of Evil Dead, Hammer Horror and Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye not providing an easy ending. I have a feeling that we’re not going to get answers over the two final issues but sometimes the journey is as important as the destination.

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T'was a cold dark night in East Kilbride... and below the roundabouts, something old and ancient began to shudder awake. The world would rue the day that it gave the Green Jaguar comics to read!

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