Bounty hunter Barb Wire goes after the lion in its lair when she confronts the drunken powerhouse named Wyvern Stormblüd in his squat—a decaying steel mill almost as hazardous as he is. It’s a battle between the swift and smart and the ’faced and ferocious!
Not having ever read the original books for the series, I’m not too sure just how old it is. Even so, based on how long ago the movie came out, it’s nice to see that this long after another comic run could happen. Now three issues in, we continue the fast paced ride with our favorite bounty hunter in Barb Wire.
Barb has had enough of the super powered, super drunk menace Wyvern Stormblüd and aims to take him down. Her crew sets up surveillance at his apparent hideout and waits for him to return from another night of drinking. Things go awry when they attempt to stealthily capture him and Barb has to improvise in order to stay alive. It doesn’t look like even that will be enough as we await the continuation in the next issue.
As only seems natural for this series, the pages are filled with plenty of great looking action. The setting for the book was pretty dark which called for well done lighting and shadows, both of which we got. If there was anything I didn’t really want to see, it was a particular and slightly creepy scene with Wyvern in slumber. You’ll understand when you get to it.
Although it’s leading up to what could be a really explosive follow up issue, this one wasn’t too strong in comparison to the rest. I liked the action for sure, but it just like it was a dragged out waiting game for Barb and crew. The series still holds interest for me though, and I’m sure sticking with it will be worth it.
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