Shutter #1, #2, and #3 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Shutter #1, Shutter #2, and Shutter #3 by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca
Average rating: 4.3/5 stars

Shutter #1 Shutter #2 Shutter #3

Erica gives this comic five starsShutter #1 by Joe Keatinge
Art: Leila Del Duca

Already in love with the world of Kate Kristopher and that magic that’s she is surrounded by. I love magical realism as a genre, and this fits right in. I’m actually not sure if I’ve read comics in this genre, unless you count superhero comics.

I love Kate already as a character. She makes some bad choices: like a talking cat alarm clock / pda when you’re hungover. But Kate also clearly has a sense of adventure and cares for the world more than she wants to admit. I adored her interaction with the little horned boy on the subway, who was a fan of her novels.

Del Duca’s extremely talented. Her art really helps realize and fill the word that Kate inhabits. She’s excellent with the body language of the different characters.

I’m very intrigued and looking forward to more.

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsShutter #2 by Joe Keatinge
Art: Leila Del Duca

Well, that crystal form definitely did something to Kate. I’m expecting some superpowers or other wacky things happening. Super looking forward to meeting Kate’s sister.

Shaw O’Shananhan and his gang were a little over-the-top. Also found the dragon/worm creature that killed the officer and Shaw’s other gang members outrageous. The story seemed to introduce a lot of new characters for random reasons a little early on. Would’ve like to get to know Kate and her “normal” world better first.

Alain is awesome. I want to see a lot more of her and Kate bonding together.

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsShutter #3 by Joe Keatinge
Art: Leila Del Duca

Not as in love with this issue. There’s a lot of story here, and I’m not sure if we’re telling the story too soon. In fact, the back page of the cover is where the story starts, so we don’t waste any paper.

Alister Schork is the one paid to deliver the bomb to kill Kate. We see him as a desperate lizard man who’s had all the bad luck a country song could offer. And then he get an offer of lots of money to kill Kate. Definitely someone after her who doesn’t want her to be able to piece everything together. Alister genuinely feels bad about what he did, even if he still did it.

I really just wanted this entire book to be about Kate and Alain and their friendship. They are the very best. There needs to be more of this. I’m a little sad Alain isn’t continuing on with Kate and her adventures. At least for now.

Yeah, don’t really care that much about Shaw and Ekland. Though it makes me more confused about the rules of this universe when Ekland comes in riding on a triceratops.

Alarm Cat is pretty much the best. Between baking cookies in the last issue and then reading in this issue. Best clock cat ever. Also a tad jealous not to know all Kate’s secrets when Harrington seems to.

Interesting that we’re just going to meet Kate’s siblings now.

Step into some magical realism and buy Shutter Volume 1: Wanderlost

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