By Arpad Okay. Our Week In Review sums up our weekly comic book coverage while taking time for a new review or two before it’s all over. Did we miss your favorite books this week? Well. This is where you need to be.
Motor Crush #3
Written by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr.
Artwork by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr.
Color and Production by Heather Danforth.
Letters by Aditya Bidikar.
Publication Design by Tom Muller.
AOK: Motor Crush seriously is one of the most beautiful comics coming out today. The process on the art, its textures, the book’s design, it’s all peerlessly stylish. The illustration strikes the perfect balance between detailed and cartoonish. The colors are divine, varied, tell the story. The lettering is sharp, a perfect fit. The layouts are paced and artsy as well as action-packed. Motor Crush gives its character moments the same consideration as it does all the bike porn and gearhead jockey cheesecake. Those one panel details kill it.
The visuals work so deftly because the writing is great, too. The third issue of Motor Crush has its first corporate-sponsored race, the first official laps while the sun is up. It feels different, clean. The night race for black market stimulants has its intensity revved in pure contrast. That race crew, vibing hard on Fury Road and Gotham City Mutants, compared to the Bubblegum Crisis look of the day racers? They look like they live in different worlds, not the same ZIP Code. This comic, its ideas and the quality of its execution, is what you dream about if you love the industry. And it’s the kind of boundless creativity that draws in readers new to comics.
I enjoy the heck out of reading this comic. The whole team behind Motor Crush really knows how to effectively drop a gentle cliffhanger. The aesthetic holds from cover to cover, there’s a bonus comic and a letters page where other floppies have ads. There’s hard work put into this title in toto, and the deeper readers become submerged, the richer their experience becomes. Go find this book already.
9 out of 10
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