Kyle Starks and Chris Schweizer give you a few extra reasons to hate the world’s most unlikeable TV star in The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #3. Just like the first two issues, issue #3 establishes the same point: Trigger Keaton is still dead as a doornail and watching flashbacks of him being a dick to people never gets old. But more importantly, it serves as an origin as to how Allison Sainte-Marie became one of Trigger’s six sidekicks. It also adds many new suspects that could be responsible for killing him, including a film director and a producer named Alazar.
Issue #3 picks up from the last, where we saw former sidekicks Miles, Paul, Tad, and Terry Komodo go into the Rattrap bar. After getting beaten up in issue #2 by three Samoans, Miles tries to recruit the only female sidekick Allison Sainte-Marie as their muscle since she’s incredibly skilled in martial arts. But Terry Komodo is stubbornly against this notion because he thinks Allison is a joke. What ensues is a hilarious journey that showcases how tough Allison is, the truth about behind-the-scenes rumors between Allison and Trigger, and whether she decides to join the team or not. Most of the story takes place in the Rattrap bar and is engaging and humorously entertaining.
This issue has a ton of fun and incredible unpredictable fight scenes. Illustrator Chris Schweizer choreographs some cool cage fighting that sees Allison demonstrate her wacky signature moves, like Emperor’s Windmill and Spinning Swan Kick, to name a few. But the most impressive thing about the artwork this go-round is how well coordinated and in sync Chris Schweizer and Color Assistant Liz Trice Schweizer make this book. Chris finds just the right balance of space to create fantastic action sequences while Liz tops it off with an excellent palette of colors that complement every page of the bar scene.
The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton continues to be a terrific book, and issue #3 ramps up the mystery. All I can say is that if you’re not reading this book, you are missing out on a great time.
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