31st Jul2014

Comic Review: ‘Ordinary #3’

by Richard Axtell

Written by Rob Williams | Art by D’Israeli | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp


In Ordinary‘s third issue, divorced plumber Michael Fisher continues his search for his ex-wife and son. As the only man left on Earth without a super power however, he draws unwanted attention towards himself and puts himself and his family in the middle of a battle which he wants no part of. A genome scientist who is on the search for a cure against the Vice President of America, who has taken command and prepares America for Super Powered War.

This the final issue in the three-part mini series called Ordinary, and boy does it go out with a bang. This issue still keeps up the funny jokes and sometimes ridiculously hilarious scenarios that we have come to know and love from this series. However, it managed to surprise me by how touching, and even at moments quite sad the storyline could get. If there is one thing this issue really shows, it is how much a story can develop in just three issues and how it can really pull you in. Michael’s desperate predicament really shines through in this issue as he is forced into a battle beyond his control and desperately tries to protect his son, even though he is the least able person on the planet to do so.

This comic is a great mix of action, story and a nice chunk o’ crazy. If I had one issue with the issue (ha!) it is that the ending felt a little bit rushed. I had to read it a few times to really understand how what happened (obviously I am not going to tell you) actually happened. Once I got it though, I did realise that the story does finish very well and creates a very satisfying result.

Overall, the best was saved until last in this series. It concludes on a high note, having developed so far from issue one. The story is strong, and the art is great, again especially in this issue, really getting the emotion across and tugging at the old heart strings when appropriate, and also making you laugh out loud when needed too. This comic is far from Ordinary. It is amazing.

Ordinary #3 is out now from Titan Comics


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