Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Review of Pariah Issue #3 by Aron Warner and Philip Gelatt


Issue #3:
Print: 32 pgs.  Digital: 27 pgs.
Publication: August 2011 by Sea Lion Books 
Writer: Aron Warner, Philip Gelatt     Artist: Brett Weldele
Cover by: Pat Lee
                                                           Publisher: Sea Lion Books
Robert Maudsley knows what makes us tick. He knows what people want, need, hate and love. He can use that knowledge to get us to do whatever he wants, no matter how dangerous, immoral or repugnant that might be. Maudsley has no moral compass. He has no compassion. But he's very curious about how far he can push people and what he can get away with. Maudsley wants to rule the world... to control us all. Maudsley is 15 years old.  



About the Authors 
Aron Warner is the Academy Award®-winning producer of the animated blockbuster “Shrek” series. Mr. Warner joined PDI/Dreamworks in 1997 working as the producer on the animated film, Antz. He is currently in partnership with director Andrew Adamson in Strange Weather where they and partner Jeff Fierson are developing a slate of live action and animated feature films and television shows. He, producing alongside James Cameron, just wrapped the Untitled Cirque Du Soleil 3-D project, which was written and directed by Adamson. Pariah is his first graphic novel series.

Philip Gelatt was born and raised in Wisconsin. He attended NYU where he earned his undergraduate degree in Cinema Studies and Anthropology. He began his career writing for both Oni Press and Dark Horse comics. For Dark Horse he worked on INDIANA JONES ADVENTURES and for Oni he has written a number of original graphic novels including LABOR DAYS volumes 1 & 2 and the forthcoming PETROGRAD (due out August, 2011).
Philip has also written screenplays for both Lionsgate and Misher Films and in 2010 he made his directorial debut with THE BLEEDING HOUSE, a dark thriller that he also wrote. Philip lives in Brooklyn.

            
                      A Review of Pariah Issue #3

In Pariah Issue #3 we are again introduced to a new character with a different perspective of the world. He's no regular person. He's a self-proclaimed psychopath. We see him victimize several people in this issue. That's not all he's also a Vitro. Not a good combination to have. Just as he's planning to leave his family he encounters someone very important yet stilk a big mystery for us readers who just so happens to have appeared in Pariah Issue #2 (See: Review of Pariah Issue #2). This is an entirely new perspective in the Pariah comics which is pretty good because the characte gives you something else from characters encountered in the other issues. Gives you a sense of dismay. The guy is obviously a villain but also our main character. So, its very interesting to go in for the ride. 
Also when a certain character seen before --won't say more--is re-introduced the mood changes since he might be a catalyst to either better or destroy all the Vitros. There is a lot of mystery surrounding him. Which might appear in later future comics.
Pariah Issue #3 keeps on continuing the mystery/suspense of Pariah. If your thinking about the artwork then it has some combinations of cooler/watery tones and earthy tones from previous Pariah issues. So far, might be one of the more intriguing issues so far. 
Overall: Good read 3 of 5 stars

Comic/ Graphic Novel




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