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Eureka #3

Posted: Monday, March 23, 2009
By: Alex C. Lupp

Brendan Hay, Andrew Cosby
Diego Barreto, Digikore Studios (c)
BOOM! Studios
Plot: Warren King, the former Director of Research at Global Dynamics, makes his entrance. He then helps Nathan Stark and Sherriff Jack Carter track Eric Brogan. In the process we learn more about how Brogan is capable of recovering from a head-shot, and that it not only happened during Dr. Kingís tenure as Director, but also that he may know a way to stop him. In the process they learn that Allison has been kidnapped by him, the drama between Jo and Brogan builds, and confrontation ensues. By the end the stakes are raised, and the conclusion is set for next issue.

Comments: So, that long plot summary aside, this was a good read, which should probably not come as a surprise. After all, Andrew Cosby a co-creator and writer for the show penned the story for this mini-series. From issue one, this book has provided the feel of Eureka in comic-book format. In other words, an unusual crime, or incident, that spins out of control and inevitably ties back to Global Dynamic and its cutting edge tech.

It delivers all the humor and great character moments from the show. The banter between Stark and Carter is here, who surprisingly (and to good effect) find themselves on the same side when confronted by Dr. King. Everyone, from Fargo, to Jo, to Taggard (who hasnít been on the show in a while, and Iíve missed) gets his moment in the spotlight. While itís true that Henry hasnít graced this book, and to be fair Allison has been reduced to a damsel in distress. Only so much can be packed into twenty-five pages.

It really is all here, for the fans to enjoy Ė and really thatís the thing. If youíre not a fan, this will not be nearly as enjoyable. It is certainly readable, Cosby and Hay make sure that this is accessible to all, but to truly enjoy it you need to know all of the details surrounding the show. However, the same could be said of any episode of Eureka, and at the end of the day this mini-series has succeeded in feeling just like that, and thatís a win in my book.

The art is not great, but neither is it bad. In other words itís good, but nothing to get excited about. It does a decent job of depicting the charactersí likeness. For the most part everyone is recognizable, which is normally the hardest thing with this sort of book. At times it comes off just a little too cartoony, and even though I know that Eureka was initially meant to be an animated show, thatís not what I associate with the show. Nonetheless, it does its job, and doesnít detract from the story being told.

Final Word: This should come as great new to fans of the show, since season three is still on hiatus until July 7, which is a long time, especially since the last episode aired sometime in the fall. So, the long wait should be ameliorated by this book, which provides all of the humor, cutting edge technology, and action of the show.



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