REVIEW: Puppet Master Curtain Call #3

Publisher: Action Lab Danger Zone
Writer: Shawn Gabborin
Artist: Daniel J. Logan
Colourist: Yann Perrelet
Release Date: OUT NOW!

Price: $3.99

Puppet Master Curtain Call #3
Action Lab Danger Zone

Okay, this is a weird review (weirder than usual that is) because I haven’t actually read the comic book in question.

Blame technical gremlins that wouldn’t allow me download a copy but based on previous issues, Puppet Master Curtain Call #3 is all about living marionettes and mythical gods and in this finale the puppets have to save their master and also the entire world! Wow, that’s a real heavy load to put onto matchstick shoulders.

The entire Pupper Master series is basically Toy Story from Hell with our plucky Pinnochios doing the whole ‘I want to be a real boy’ in reverse because they used to be real but now they all have strings.

In a medium where readers need to identify with characters in order to willingly suspend disbelief, these chips off the old block in could be accused of giving too wooden a performance to really bond with the reader.

Shawn Gabborin, however, manages to pull all the right strings and does a massively impressive job of making his plywood personas step outside their toybox whilst ramping up the Chucky quota to eleven to compensate for whatever preconceived notions you might have about toys being credible protagonists.

As such, I’m sure Puppet Master Curtain Call #3 will be a fitting final bow. Now, I really have run out of puppet, toy and wood references so I’ll quit whilst I’m ahead.

 

 

Reviewer: Gary Orchard
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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