Writers/Artists - Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
Colors - Dave Stewart
When I first heard about Daytripper, I had a feeling that I would dig
it. Two issues in and I knew that I digged it. When I got a copy of
Daytripper #3, I had a hunch that I would love it. When I finished the
comic, I knew what I thought about it.....
"I hate you, you piece of shit!" Those words haunt Bras as he lives on
without his ex-girlfriend. With his ex gone from his life, can Bras
recover and find a new love?
First off, let me say this to those who have read the first two issues
of the series, but haven't had a chance to pick it up - the ending is
the same, but with a slight twist. Sounds lame, no? Fabio Moon and
Gabriel Ba manage to make things interesting, though. Outside of the
superb dialogue and a great cast of characters, It's easily accessible
and gives new readers enough information to follow the story. Moon and
Ba are building upon the previous two issues, though. The dead
painter's work from issue #1 shows up and the blonde from issue #2 has
a huge role in the story.
Moon and Ba don't just deliver some sharp writing, but some fantastic
art as well. The art style has a voice of its own and each page
depicts the events of the story well. It may not be photorealistic,
but the characters and backgrounds have a life of their own. Dave
Stewart's colors enhance their line work and makes the comic easy on
Now, back to the endings. I get the sense that Moon and Ba don't want
loyal readers to place too much attention to the endings. Instead, I
get the sense that they want the reader to focus on the moments that
make up Bras' life. Three issues in and I'm not sure if the
repetitive, but well written endings are going to get tiresome by the
series' end. Nonetheless, I have a feeling that this series will still
be awesome. If you've been buying Daytripper, but haven't picked this
issue up yet - pick it up. If you've never checked out Daytripper
before - check it out.
8.2* out of 10*
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For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.
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