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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews The Dream Merchant #3

July 26th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Written by: Nathan Edmondson

Artist: Konstanin Novosadov

Published by: Image

We all have dreams. Some would argue that every dream has a meaning, something buried deep in your subconscious just trying to get out. What if that wasn’t the case? What if dreams were a glimpse into another world?

In Dream Merchant #3, we find our hero, Winslow, training Mr. Miyagi-style to combat the dream creatures. This book is telling a story like I’ve never seen, and I don’t think Edmondson is done setting the stage for his big show yet. This book leaves us with more questions than it does answers, but it provides just the right amount of intrigue to keep me hooked! Who is Winslow really? What is the old man not telling us? Can Winslow master his abilities in time to save the world? Wax on, wax off, and don’t forget to breath!

The color scheme in this book is one I haven’t seen in comics. It’s very colorful without being too bright. It really accents the dreariness of Winslow as he fights to stay awake for his training, and then, in a single moment (no spoilers), we see that dreariness lifted! The art seems to focus more on the environment as it does the main characters, and that’s not a bad thing. There’s a ton going on in this series, so make sure you pay attention to every detail!

I don’t think we’ve gotten all of the pieces to this puzzle and for that very reason I’m sticking with this series. There’s a ton of intrigue to this story and it’s just the right amount to keep me interested. You won’t read an adventure like this in another book, so check it out! Image continues its amazing hot streak with The Dream Merchant!

3 out of 5 nerds


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