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Eden's Fall #3 Review

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Eden’s Fall #3 Review

Last month, things in the town of Eden went from simmering to a full on boil. This week, Eden’s Fall concludes by showing us the tragic aftermath and fallout from what took place—along with a healthy dose of violence.

Is it good?

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Eden’s Fall #3 (Image Comics)

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Observations

  • I didn’t know Jimmy well, but this still hurts ☹
  • Campbell’s being way too hard on himself, but I like where that’s taking him.
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  • No idea who this woman is, but I definitely wouldn’t want to cross her.
  • No matter how badass you are, you’ll never be a savage as Laura Shiffron.
  • Of all the places this could go down, a church is by far the best setting.
  • “Take care of yourself, Mark. You’re too smart for this town.”
  • Get it, Campbell.

Is It Good?

Eden’s Fall is one of the very rare event/mini-series where the middle chapter is the strongest. While this issue is still very good, it doesn’t pack nearly the same punch as what we saw last month.

That being said, Eden’s Fall #3 still succeeds at giving us closure without tying everything up in a perfect package (which would have been a completely betrayal to everything we’ve seen in this corner of the Top Cow universe). While I wish we’d spent a bit more time with Thorton, I enjoyed watching how his despicable actions—and the price he pays for them—affect the main cast. I’m also officially a big fan of Campbell and the Samaritan…and really wish we’d gotten to see Loren just one more time.

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Artist Atilio Rojo deserves a lot of credit for turning in what is arguably his best issue of the series. I was worried at first that his work might be a bit too “pretty” for a book like this, but he once again proved me wrong, this time with some truly fantastic action sequences/set pieces.

Eden’s Fall succeeds where many big crossover event series fail. Instead of throwing the kitchen sink at us for the sake of synergy, it builds off existing plot threads, utilizes the best aspects of each series, and ties it all together into a story that simultaneously stands on it owns and deftly pivots into new ones.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go catch up on Think Tank and Tithe

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