Marauders #3 Review

by Ryan.L on December 04, 2019

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Michele Bandini
Publisher: Marvel Comics
This series had an explosive start, and followed up by a lacklustre second issue. This issue, things are back on course where the first issue started. We follow Sebastian Shaw, aka the Black King as he works to set up the Hellfire Trading Company. There is also the return of a long dead mutant that will play a big part in his plans.
I was very happy to see this issue and it regain the spark the first issue delivered. We get a whole new point of view and Gerry Duggan manages to flesh out Shaw even more, than just continue to have him appear as Emma Frosts play thing. Shaw has always been an interesting villain, and it’s great to see a new side of him and his many schemes. It was also fun to see his side of things, not knowing the conversations Emma had with Xavier and Magneto. Things aren’t as they seem, and will we see this reformed villain return to his more diabolical roots?
While not as overloaded with comedy as the previous issue, the trademark humour is shown with Pyro being the main source. I prefer this more toned down presentation as it makes the jokes that are given that much more oomph.
Overall ‘Marauders’ regains its title as the best book in the ‘Dawn of X’ line-up. This issue alone shows how dynamic and complex this story is as evident in the final page.

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