Delta 13 #3, IDW Publishing

(Courtesy of IDW Publishing)

An atmospheric read, Delta 13 #3 (IDW Publishing) drives the beating suspense and deep chills with its cringe-inducing pages. Steve Niles and Nat Jones build the tense action between their compelling characters characters.

When a mysterious and huge asteroid looms over their ship, a small crew of blue-collar workers discovers a terrifying threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. Now, the crew must escape the asteroid, but even if they do, will they be able to escape each other and anything they bring back with them?

Here are 5 reasons why you should get Delta 13 #3:

5) What Happened Before!

In the first installment, Sanders tries to hide her feelings for home from her male-dominant crew. After making a sudden detour, Sanders and her crew send in a hi-tech crawler onto the asteroid’s surface. They discovered something hidden behind ancient chamber doors; something alive and breathing.

4) The Writing

With his genuine love for Lifeforce and Alien, writer Steve Niles drives the narrative on the focus of his antagonist; whom I name the space succubus. The kill count starts with the blue collar crew being hunted one by one.The subtle lettering by Shawn Lee hints at Sanders’ suspicion and Wood’s curious nature.

3) The Artwork!

With three issues so far, Nat Jones’ illustrations stand out with their own stylish look and feel. When the space succubus appears on the panel, the shadows are draped over her naked body. There’s enough light to silhouette the tentacles swirling around her.  

2) The Colors!

Outer-space is just devoid of any warmth and primary color, full of white and gray tones. Red pops out in the most gruesome scene in the installment!

1) It’s Terrific!

A highly enjoyable issue, Delta 13 #3 delivers the suspenseful tension as the danger attacks. I can’t wait to see what happens in the fourth installment.



Four out of four emojis

Delta 13 #3 arrives in stores on July 4th, 2018.

By Jorge Solis

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