Vandroid issue three picks up with our android with a heart of gold battling a gang of barbarian bikers for a truckload of perfume. Written by Tommy Lee Edwards and Noah Smith, with art by Dan McDaid, this mini-series is like an ode to the action movies of the late 80’s/early 90’s that I grew up on, and I’m loving every minute of it.
Dan McDaid continues to shine in this book. His layouts are reminiscent of the time and age this book is trying to capture. His fight scenes are fast and brutal, exactly what I want from an android with a will to survive, with high body counts and lots of movement. The dialogue is still a highlight of this story, and there are many great one-liners and moments between characters. One of my favorite scenes this issue has Vandroid counting down the number of opponents he is up against as they are attacking him from all fronts – it just screams 80’s action movie.
While this book contains many tropes from the movies it is paying tribute to, it’s not bogged down by the cheesiness from that era. It continues to ramp up the action and I’m looking forward to the next issue. If you’re not currently picking up this book, do it. If you are planning on waiting for the trade, buy it. This is a great mini-series that delivers on what it promises: lots of action and adventure. If you need extra incentive to pick up this book, they are releasing a soundtrack to go with it, which will be available May 6th. It’s the perfect complement to a great miniseries.