Reviewed by Brady Steele. Imagine a long line at a coffee shop. Boring, right? Now take out coffee junkies and replace with time travelers and substitute the cashier with Hitler whom they’re all there to kill. That, dear readers, is just the tip of what Ivar, Timewalker #3 has in store for you this month. It’s that wild and engaging from start to finish.
WRITTEN BY: Fred Van Lente
ART BY: Clayton Henry
PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment
RELEASE: 18 March 2015
Having enjoyed writer Fred Van Lente’s previous works, I can attest to his creativity and its abundance herein. He knows how to tell a good tale of adventure, questing, twists, with a good dose of family and emotion thrown in to keep you invested in the character’s tale. Ivar and his newest accomplice, time travel inventor Neela, are literally scrambling to get their time travelling device, the Tachyon Compass. Like all good journeys through time and space, our hero is not as noble as they would initially appear.
This regaling may seem direr than the story reads. The other great thing this creative team can do is bring the funny out of nowhere. “I’ve got a robot brain and a silencer and I know how to use ‘em both!” and “Science, bitches!” are but a few choice moments to discover.
Clayton Henry’s art is crisp and exquisite in facial expressions and action so much so it’s hard to find a prime example in this month’s issue. Honestly, YOU go through the pages and tell me which one is your favorite. The best part of this is we’ll both be right no matter what panel we choose.
The covers have been iconic and beautifully simplistic from the get-go. This month’s beauty by Raul Allen is no exception. Each one looks like an oh-so enticing movie I know people would line up for. Thankfully, it’s selling something better than a movie…it’s a great comic book! Like every good 80s action romp, Ivar, Timewalker #3 keeps the good times rolling for all to enjoy.
Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.