I Breathed a Body #3 is a mesmerizingly scary wake-up call to how terrifying people and the internet can be. It’s a science fiction horror story that touches on the addictive nature of social media, big tech companies, and the god-like abilities celebrities and influencers have over us. While the supernatural component of the story does get a bit confusing for the most part there’s some sort of ancient mystic evil connected to a big tech company run by a man named Bramwell. Think of him as a demented and even more scumbag version of Walter Peck from the Ghostbusters.
In the previous issues, an influencer named Mylo is killed, but it doesn’t stop the tech company that backs him from exploiting his death for financial gain, likes, and continuous followers while denying any responsibility. I Breathed a Body #3 serves as an origin story as to how Bramwell first came into contact with the supernatural element of the story. At the same time, it tackles the internal struggle of Bramwell’s hired content creator Anne as she starts to doubt whether the money and stock she’s earning for sadistic things they’re doing with Mylo’s corpse is really worth it.
This book begs the question, when is enough enough? And how low will human beings stoop to be entertained? To earn revenue? And if there is ever a stopping point to the madness? Considering that death and entertainment date back as farther than the Colleseum days of the Roman Empire, the storytelling is pretty accurate.
Andy MacDonald provides some very psychedelic vibes for the opening sequence of the book before diving into the darker, gorier parts. Like in the previous two issues, every panel is utilized to its full potential, leaving enough pacing for readers to keep up and understand most of what’s going on during the story. The most breathtaking moments take place towards the end where he does an excellent job blending moments where the characters are outside in the rain. The detail within each panel is just so well executed.
I Breathed a Body #3 cements yet another impressive entry into this jaw-dropping series. Zack Thompson and Andy MacDonald make a great team and I look forward to seeing where the next issue takes us.
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