Indie Smash Or Grab: Psychosis Vol. 3
Written by: Adam Atkinson
Art by: David Coates
Things get intense for Psychosis and the others fighting along his side in this installment of the series. Fighting to change the future from the one he has grown to know and despise. This is the issue that brings you a deeper understanding of what makes Psychosis so special to the kids in the story. Read along this story to find out just how unsafe one can be when you are a hero who can either fight himself or those who fuel your revenge for a past gone wrong.
Diving into the story in the latest volume of Psychosis had me really wanting to delve into the story a bit. Unfortunately, I dove in without floaties into a story that seems already to be whipping by at a pretty intense flow. I think that for newcomers to the story, a “catch-up” section would greatly benefit the reader. That being said, after a stabilization period I finally found my sea legs and got swept away with the story that is being told. Adam Atkinson does a good job with pacing during the different moods and actions taking place and, having only read this volume, I find myself wanting to go back to see what led to the events of the current volume.
When it comes to artwork in a comic I have to say that I loved the cover that I saw for this volume. I love when the cover ties into the story that is being told in some fashion, and this was beautifully done. The artwork on the interior held its own style and told the story visually without disappointment. I did, however, feel that the artwork was a little bit inconsistent at times. There are absolute moments of beauty throughout the volume. Some dynamic panels that can be quite hard to pull off, were done quite well, and the tones of this book suit the theme of the hero of the book.
There are definite highs and lows to the issue. I still have to say that this would be still a grab for anyone that is willing to appreciate what is being done here. After a couple read-throughs, I caught things that went unnoticed the first time around and really grew to like the story and found myself wanting to get earlier published volumes. I loved the battles both on and off of the panels. I love the realistic characters and the inner battle that takes place within Psychosis himself the most. I would recommend picking up any previous volumes of Psychosis available! Especially since volume 4 just wrapped up on Kickstarter!