Talk about intense, the amount of action in Curb Stomp #3 will knock you right off your seat. Curb Stomp from BOOM! Studios, written by, Ryan Ferrier, with art by Devaki Neogi and colors by Neil LaLonde is a four issue limited series comic that centers on a gang, The Fever, that protects the streets of Old Beach. The group consists of Machete Betty, Violet Volt, Daisy Chain, Derby Girl, and Bloody Mary. However, with the kidnapping of Derby Girl, and the overall shady nature of Bloody Mary, issue #3 is filled with controversy. Now that the people of Old Beach have turned on The Fever, things become more complicated for the women. Everyone is pretty messed up, but must continue fighting for their town.
I have to say that while the first two issues really captured my attention, I felt a bit disconnected from this one. The writing was strong, but the amount of information thrown into the issue was off balance for me. I commented earlier on the action in the issue, because there is quite a lot. It's incredibly entertaining to watch all of the chaos take place, but amongst that chaos I felt that there was too much being said. Perhaps Ferrier did this because the series only has one more issue left, so this one had to have a ton of climactic moments and reveals. It makes sense. I've decided that it's more of a plot-driven comic instead of character-driven. Devaki Neogi's art style in combination with LaLonde's vast pallete of colors, enhances the overall feel. Overall, Curb Stomp continues to be a powerful comic. This issue leaves off on an abrupt note, one that makes it hard to imagine a happy ending. I'm interested to see how things will turn out in the end.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.