I had some fears that Sinergy was going to lose it's energy, but I'm happy to say that issue #3 from Image, written by Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma, with art by Oeming and colors by Soma, was pretty good. Main character, Jess, really takes charge in this issue and follows in her father's seer footsteps. We get a lot of bright and vibrant fighting scenes throughout the first quarter of the issue, all featuring Jess and some help from her sassy dog Fry. You can count on some comical dialogue to put a smile on your face.
While I enjoyed the level of action throughout the beginning of the issue, the middle kind of lagged for me. There are just a few things that I'm not connecting with as a reader. Jess' mother's conversation with her co-worker bugged me a bit. This is the second time I believe, that the friend's divorce is being mentioned. Now, I'm all for side-story, but if this is being done just to amplify Jess' mothers feelings about her own family, I really think it's unnecessary to continue including it. Use the half of the page for something less conversational, that enhances the story, or give the reader a clue as to why we need to keep hearing about this particular information.
I'm still okay with Jess being a normal grumpy teenager with a conflicted attitude, at this point. She's coming into her own and trying to figure out how she wants to spend the rest of her life. The scenes that feature the entire family are enjoyable, and it's nice to see how they interact with one another. I'm still so fixated on Soma's use of colors, particularly with the middle scenes. When the family is all together they are colored with a lime green color, but when Jess and her father have a conversation alone, they're colored in a light blue. I can't help but think that there is some serious mood significance there, and I like it!
The last half of the issue is what really re-ignited my excitement for the issue. While the middle left me deflated, the end sparked my interest again. Let's just say, when Jess and her father go out to tackle some business, they are joined by a group of interesting people. What happens next, will leave you craving more! Oeming and Soma have clearly done some excellent world building and if their plans for future issues are as extensive as I think they are, Sinergy is going to be around for a long time.
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.