The Unbeatable Brick Meets His Match- Issue #3 Review
The Unbeatable Brick; that massive red government agent powerhouse returns in an all new issue from Lucky Comics. Only this time, our hero may have met his match in the alluring Elektrisch; the evil mistress of electricity!
The Unbeatable Brick #3
By Lloyd Smith & JW Erwin
Published by Lucky Comics
Copyright of Mark F. Davis and the Surprising Comics Group
Following the events of the previous issue, Brick has been captured by the evil Iron Baron. As part of the Nazi mad scientist’s plan to destroy the agent of FLAGG once and for all, the Baron has created Elektrisch. With his new creation pumping Brick full of millions of volts of electricity, it looks like the Iron Baron has finally defeated Brick. But in reality, all it’s doing is making Big Red mad! God help them if Brick can manage to free himself from this dastardly trap!
Lloyd Smith and JW Erwin have pumped out another exciting chapter in adventures of the Unbeatable Brick. Normally, I would have had my fill of Nazi villains as the archetype antagonist has been used ad nauseum since comics began. But Smith and Erwin manage to take away the elements of fascism and world domination away from the Iron Baron and just make him an uber baddie! The reason we should hate this enemy is because he wants to destroy Brick! Being a fascist is just the icing on the cake.
The art is ultra-clean. I love the mixed use of both thin and dark ink lines. It adds a not quite 3-D effect to the art. Maybe it’s a 2.5-D? However, being a black and white comic, the combination of different levels of thick inking help the character pop when in the limelight as well as retreat into the shadows of the Iron Baron’s secret base.
When I reviewed the first two issues of this series, I made a comment about not understanding why the main character is called ‘Brick.’ Lloyd Smith must have read my review (or mind) because in this issue, he explains the evolution of the protagonist in his letter from the editor style intro that starts off this fun ride.
Once again, I do wish that these issues were larger than 10-11 pages (I’m also counting cover and intro page). But as I have said before, this is a matter of quality over quantity. Plus, if you go to Drive Thru Comics, you can get this issue for a steal at only 75 cents!
All 3 issues of The Unbeatable Brick are available now in digital formats. If you are more of a paper guy like myself, physical copies of issue 2 and 3 are expected sometime in early spring! Print versions of The Unbeatable Brick will retail for $2.00 per issue. The first issue is currently available in print at IndyPlanet.