Human Torch #3

Writer: Karl Kesel Artist: Skottie Young Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 19, 2003

    This issue falls into the trap that most five-seven part arcs tend to run into in that it's guilty of spinning its wheels a bit as the story builds toward it's climax, as it's gotten all the set-up material out of the way in the previous issues, but it's still a bit early to start in on the big climax. As a result most writers introduce a secondary story that can step forward to liven up this hard to avoid transition gap, and in this case it would be the tensions between Johnny & Mike Snow. The only problem is that Karl Kesel never really digs too deep, as we get a sense of the resentment that Mike Snow feels, as well as the guilt that haunts Johnny but the material backs off before the real emotional elements can be properly examined. In other words this issue is guilty of playing it a little too close to the vest, as it's developed an interesting character dynamic, but obviously Karl Kesel isn't quite ready to have these two really get into it, so what we're left with is an issue doe Read Full Review

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