What, you didn’t think a doorstep full of Colombian thugs was going to stop our man, did you? This is only Bullseye #3 — we’ve still got two issues to go! Is it good?
Bullseye #3 (Marvel Comics)
It’s a finger-spittin’ fun time as Bullseye goes down to a crazed horde, but not without a souvenir first. Seems like we might have seen this trick before.
And now that Joy Jones has seen Bullseye, Shotgun says the job is done, but Bullet is more charitable. Bullseye’s plan works just as you expected it to, until the almost equally expected twist. Hasn’t he died twice in the last few years? Hard to keep a bad man down.
Is It Good?
Bullseye’s plan to get at Teodor Zarco, the drug trafficker and torture enthusiast holding the son of his client hostage, is a good one. So good Marv Wolfman used the exact same device in the back-up he wrote for issue #1! We see more of the aftermath in Bullseye #3, where writer Ed Brisson leans heavily on the action, but also slips in some nice character moments. The continued development of the bit players with only the small snippets of dialogue they’re afforded is not an easy task.
Artist Guillermo Sanna does a fine job illustrating the excessive action of Bullseye #3, continuing his fun, multiple panels following ricocheted objects. An early double-page spread is especially nifty, giving a great variety of hits over a dozen or so images, and still finding room to visually set up the next plot point. Miroslav Mrva’s colors fit the gritty tone and accentuate it, proving he’s upped his game from other, previous efforts.
Bullseye #3 is about as fun as a narrative about a deranged serial killer can be, but the predictable beats can leave the reader wanting just a little more. There’s plenty of visual delights to take in, though, in a “Fury Road if Immortan Joe was the hero” sort of way. You should probably buy any Bullseye title with measured expectations, and if you do, this series is unlikely to disappoint.
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