Critical Hit Review of Pathfinder Runescars #3
Script by: F. Wesley Schneider
Art by: Ediano Silva
Colors by: Omi Remalante
Letters by: Tom Napolitano
Variant covers by: (Cover A) Jonathan Lau and Omi Remalante, (Cover B) Pasquali Qualano, (Cover C) Geraldo Borges and Mohan, (Exclusive Variant Cover) Andrea Mutti and Omi Remalante
This week I bring to you issue #3 of the exciting Pathfinder Runescars. A tale of Seoni, a Verisian sorceress and her band of adventurers in their search for a killer that is using her people and robbing them of their runework tattoos.
Having been captured by the Hellknights, after a battle from the previous issue, our heroes find themselves being marched down a corridor for a face-to-face meeting with Lictor Diviri. Quickly sentenced to their death’s Seoni informs the Lictor of the betrayal of one of the Hellknights, Signifer Lazku. The events that follow lead you on an ever evolving storyline that is true to the Pathfinder universe, and a cliffhanger ending that had me left with my mouth agape.
Since the first issue this book has really had it all. The story has the reader just ripping through it from cover to cover. Panel layouts leave no confusion of which dialogue to read next and flows from panel to panel quite nicely. Nothing seemed bunched up or like they were trying to fit too much info onto any one page. The colors are rich and befitting the mood changes throughout the book and truly have you focused on the characters in Runescars. The artwork had me stopping from time to time just to admire the thoroughness of each character design and the amount of detail spent on each character really enriches the experience as a whole.
I truly recommend picking up the other issues of Pathfinder Runescars as I have enjoyed each issue. So far there has been no unnecessary filler panels or questions that go unduly answered. Epic battles, witty one-liners, and characters that truly are unique from each other are all parts of this series are the reason I am chomping at the bit for the next installment of Pathfinder Runescars. If I could score the book any higher I would.