Ice Cream Man #3 Review

by Nathan Koffler on March 21, 2018

Writer: W. Maxwell Prince
Artist: Martin Morazzo
Colorist: Chris O’Halloran
Letterer: Good Old Neon
Publisher: Image Comics

Ice Cream Man #3 is a beautiful and confusing yet entertaining car crash. It seems that every time I think I see where the series is going, W. Maxwell Prince proves me wrong. I have absolutely no idea where this series is going and what’s amazing is that I don’t even care that I don’t know, and I’m not in a rush to know. I’m way too interested in this ride Prince is taking me on and the not knowing is something I’m enjoying.

I think that the first two issues of Ice Cream Man did such a great job at creating a dark tone in the series that even in the beginning of this third issue, actually as soon as I turned to the first page, I sensed that darkness. This is some amazing storytelling that Prince is pouring out. This issue was weird and sad and still it was fun to read through. I’m in love with the way the Ice Cream Man is slowly revealed in each issue. He never has a whole lot of panels or dialogue and the story is never focused on him. He is this ominous character that makes every issue creepier.

Martin Morazzo, again, has complimented Prince’s complicated storytelling with such beautiful and strange artwork. The entire long “basement” scene was such a wacky idea, especially in a kind of horror comic book, and it was definitely mostly Morazzo’s doing. His art provides the dark tone the issue has even through all of the strangeness Prince thinks up. Just to add to the already amazing work Prince and Morazzo can do together, Chris O’Halloran as colorist brings this issue to a completely other level.

Ice Cream Man should be a must-read series and I will sing its praises to any comic book fan that I know. This issue is the gloomy comic book you expect along with the ridiculousness that you don’t. It’s a highlight of my month to read these issues, and so far, I’m not even close to disappointed.

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