Dandy Don the Valiant’s Review: FINGER GUNS #3- Test Subjects!
Finger Guns #3
Writer: Justin Richards
Artist: Val Halvorson
Cover Artists: Val Halvorson, Jen Hickman
Publisher: Vault Comics
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Oh, hey, Mom. I just finished reading Finger Guns #3 by Vault Comics. A great story about two teenagers trying to get by in life while also trying to figure out how to use their finger gun powers. What’s that? No, I didn’t eat the last piece of chocolate cake. I believe you did and forgot. No, Mom, I haven’t learned how to five finger discount dessert lately. Besides, the food here is free. I know, I know, I’ll pay you back for everything when I move out of the basement someday. Now, now, put your finger gun back in your pocket. Whoa! You are a fast draw! But, uh, Mom, that’s not the right finger to use for a finger gun. Geesh. Sorry about that, OG peeps. Now, let’s get to this week’s Dandy Don the Valiant’s weekly review.
The Finger Guns series written by Justin Richards, and published by Vault Comics, is mixed with fun (learning how to use finger gun powers), teenage drama (school and everyday life problems), and parent issues (abusive and abandonment). It has definitely been fun, but it does have a lot of serious moments weaved throughout. Richards has brought the right amount of fun and seriousness to the table.
Finger Guns #3 starts out with teenagers Sadie and Wes seeing each other in the school cafeteria and then making plans to see each other after school to work on their “science thing” (finger gun powers). They decide to try some experiments using Wes’ pet dog, Chester. After positive results with Chester (bravery), the teenagers decide to experiment on Sadie. After more positive results (courage), Sadie decides to use the finger gun power on her Mom to make her more courageous towards her abusive husband. That experiment ended with mixed results (ouch!). The last two pages finished with…nah, you’ll have to see that for yourself.
Writer Justin Richards keeps banging out an interesting story arc that I want to keep reading. Val Halvorson keeps hitting the mark with the art and Rebecca Nalty stays on target with the colors. Call your LCS today and pull the trigger on this imaginative series. It hits the mark!
Is that right, Mom? So, where did you find that last piece of chocolate cake? You found it under the bed thanks to a long line of ants? Why did you put, uh, you know what? Never mind. Oh, boy.