Si Spurrier and Matias Bergara continue to tell an awe-inspiring story using no text outside of an unknown alien language in Step by Bloody Step #3.
SPOILERS AHEAD for Step by Bloody Step #3!
The third entry sees the young nameless girl go against her giant protector’s wishes like a rebellious teenager. She attends a royal ball she gets invited to by the story’s ostensible main antagonist, who has tracked the two of them down. The young girl is easily manipulated by the majestic palace ship she’s brought to, and before you know it, she’s given a makeover and wining and dining with a bunch of royal strangers. Meanwhile, a war rages outside between her host and a race of lizard-like alien creatures. However, her armored guardian feels doubtful as she watches the fight go on.
Like most relationships between a parent and their child, there will be disagreements at times. Unfortunately, Step by Bloody Step #3 has been building up a gap between the girl and her armored heroine from the first issue, and most readers will be shocked to see where the story takes both characters next. Nevertheless, Step by Bloody Step is shaping up to be one of the best comic series of 2022 without a shadow of a doubt.
Bergara’s artistic vision pulls double duty on this issue, bringing to life a majestic royal ball and an intense battle between opposing sides. Bergara manages to create a perfect balance that showcases good versus evil and the girl caught in the middle of it all, and we still don’t know why. This issue feels like Bergara’s inspiration comes from Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and The Labyrinth.
Step by Bloody Step #3 is a game-changing issue that will leave readers stunned and confused, but in a good way. What’s next for the girl and her mechanical bodyguard? You’ll have to read it to find out.
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