Our heroes are deep in the jungle, when they come across a dark temple. While not the one they seek, it’s mystery abounds, in Rise Of The Black Flame #3.
Ms. Jewell and Ms. LaFleur’s team continues to explore deeper into the wilderness. In search of missing children. In search of a mysterious cult. Though the real question becomes, are they prepared for what they may find? It is always a bit chilling when you see a long-deceased, carved skull with snakes emerging from it. You know you’re not in Kansas anymore. Though as they say, this could be just the tip of the iceberg.
Rise Of The Black Flame #3 Brings Us…
We are able to learn bits and pieces of information surrounding the mysterious Cult of the Black Flame. Mignola and Roberson give us a bit more to chew on. We are able to see them a bit more up close and personal, so to speak. Though their language and appearance is not quite what you would expect. Not everyone enlists Black hooded assailants that are able to dual-wield long-bladed swords. Mignola and his team definately know how to make you feel uncomfortable, and quick. Put a few of these guys together in a room, and you’re in trouble.
Mittenist Stylings Continue
By now we have a general sense of what the Cult of the Black Flame preparing for. While we don’t have all of the specifics yet, we do know that the answer involves some of the details that brought us here: cult followers and missing children. We also have an idea of where some of the cult’s history stems from. Their language is of a dialect that disappeared hundreds of years ago.
As this is the third of a five-part arc, the team continues to impress. The art is the slightly gritty style we’ve grown accusomed to. The use of color is vibrant, and sometimes tells as much story as the dialogue. One thing’s for sure, I do not envy the members of this team. Mignola and Roberson tell quite a story, and it makes you wonder where Ms. Jewell and Ms. LaFleur will end up next.
The story is definately getting good. I have become a big fan of Hellboy franchise as of late, and I’m dying to see what comes next. I hope I’m not the only one. The further the story progresses, the crazier things seem to become. We are definately somewhere off the beaten path, and there’s still more to come. So stay tuned!
Rise Of The Black Flame #3
Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Artist: Christopher Mitten
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Laurence Campbell