Impossible Jones has set out for revenge but finds herself fighting the Saint of Knives! Find out if she survives in Impossible Jones #3 by Scout Comics!
Writer: Karl Kesel
Artist: David Hahn
Colorist: Tony Avina
Editor: Nicole D’Andria
Publisher: Scout Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 23rd, 2022
Previously in Impossible Jones: Impossible Jones isn’t trying to be a hero. In fact, she is on a mission of revenge for the people who caused her superpowered transformation. Unfortunately, she targeted the wrong person since she has a superpowered guard of her own!
ON A WHIM
Impossible Jones #3 begins with a flashback. Even Stevens walks the streets in his superhero persona when he is suddenly attacked by Bloodblade! For Even Steven, everything must be fair and always uses the same force and weaponry against his opponent. Even Steven defeats Bloodblade but not before taking a deep wound. This fight led Ms. Lamonde and Ms. Fosca to recruit Bloodblade. Now he is the Saint of Knives defending Fosca from Impossible Jones!
Jones is quickly overwhelmed by the Saint of Knives but can trick him enough to throw them both out of the building! Jones changes her form and glides safely down. Unfortunately, the Saint of Knives also survived and pins Jones to a billboard. She is saved by heroes Polecat and Captain Lightning! Impossible Jones tries to switch sides during this fight and join the Saint of Knives but accidentally helps the heroes bring him down. She thus pretends to be a hero and officially reveals herself to be the superhero Impossible Jones to the public!
However, the last couple of pages show Jimmy getting a visit from a Homewrecker.
HERO OR VILLAIN?
There is a ton of action in Impossible Jones #3. I really enjoyed getting to know who the Saint of Knives is and understanding his backstory. I was even fine when Polecat jumped into the scene. But when Captain Lightning arrived, I was a bit fatigued. Every character introduction takes time and slows down the pacing, and the characters got less and less attractive as they were introduced. Saint of Knives and Fosca seems super interesting. Polecat is humorous, but Captain Lightning feels like a stick in the mud. This is a little frustrating because the storyline and plot feel solid. Introducing these heroes tells us that there are things in this world, but it just didn’t feel like the right time.
With that being said, I enjoy Impossible Jones developing her own ideas on heroism. Sometimes she is a thief, other times a wanna-be killer, and in this issue, we see her as a hero. I wonder what is going to stick in the conclusion next issue.
BOTTOM LINE: WORTHWHILE
This comic has many great ideas, and I think it is a worthy story to tell. Despite my pacing concerns, I believe this is an excellent comic to pick up, and I am excited to see what happens next issue. 3.5 out of 5 stars for Impossible Jones #3.
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Impossible Jones #3 (of 4)
Impossible Jones #3 is an excellent premise with a great protagonist but suffers from some pacing issues, in my opinion.