Project Superpowers Vol 3 #5

Skipping into my first and fifth issue of Project Superpowers Vol 3, a team comic kinda like Fantastic Four, that introduces a conflict in progress from presumably a previous issue. Some if not all characters come from earlier runs in the golden age. And I sit down to determine at the end of the read to determine if it is worthy of a dive into past and future issues?

Writer Rob Williams
Artist Sergio Davila
Colorist Ulises Arreola
Letterer Simon Bowland
Publisher Dynamite

The story opens in the coming of age yarn of Imani as she faces and loses a confrontation with a bully. Fast forward to present day where she is again confronted by a giant, red-blue devil who is mind-possessed. And he’s now a bully.

The team of Scarab, the god(?) Samson, Black Terror, and Masquerade.

And the Spirit of the American flag! (not too subtle?) Is there a connection between Imani and the Fighting Yank?

They themselves are confronted by the alien invader P:andora, wielding a lightsaber-like weapon and belittling women and weaklings. More bullying.

Suddenly, Imani goes through a change in character. What happened? Well, you are going to have to read along and grab some past and future issues. The end is unexpected in this action-packed comic.

I take issue with the fun rendition of Samson being a god. Why? He is properly blind as we see him prior to his death but he was only a heroic judge or warlord. I shelve that quandary as it looks like it might be handled in #3.

Sergio’s art is nice and high-end. Ulises’ colors are good without being obnoxious. Rob’s writing has me but none of it will matter if the next issue is not killer in the conclusion of the 6-issue arc.

With 4 stars of 5, I’m calling it a buy.
If you are interested in the physical or digital copy go to Dynamite’s website

Lonnie Webb

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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