Road Bones #3, IDW

The goriest installment yet, Road of Bones #3 (IDW Publishing) unleashes the most gross-out sequences in this gruesome and harrowing survival tale. Before its conclusion, this four-issue survival tale continues to explores its themes on human nature, history, and Russian folklore. 

There is no god but hunger. And the loss of their food has driven Roman, Grigori, and Sergei to the absolute extreme. Knives are sharpened and souls are searched as each man decides just how far he is willing to go in order to survive the brutal tundra. One thing is certain, though-one must die for the others to live. 

Here are 5 reasons you should get Road of Bones #3:

5) What Happened Before!

Roman has been pushed to his limits after suffering at the brutal hands of his prison guards. Roman teamed up with Sergei, and Grigori to escape from the Siberian Gulag of Kolyma. But escaping prison was half the battle, now they have to pass the mountains and deal with freezing cold weather. Unfortunately, personalities are starting to clash and hope starts to dwindle as the hunger grows.

4) The Writing!

Writer Rich Douek captures the stomach-churning horror as his three leads start to view each other as food. This character-driven installment explores the mind-numbing transformation of cannibalism. The lettering by Justin Birch captures the desperation and hunger in the dialogue as the pages turn bright red.

3) The Artwork!

Artist Alex Cormack illustrates an avalanche of blood dripping across the snowy landscape. Captured in raw and gross detail, Cormack draws the brutal stabbing of one of the three protagonists. You see the sheer madness on the faces of Roman, Sergei, and Grigori as they turn against each other.

2) The Colors!

Notice how the light source is reflected off of the snow and blood. Red is a major theme in the color palette because the blood flow never seems to end. Observe how the whites in the eyeballs brighten up when the characters open their eyes wide.  

1) A Riveting Thriller!

A captivating read, Road of Bones #3 is downright impossible to put down as a thought-provoking survival thriller. The last page teases something big is coming!

Road of Bones #3 arrives in stores on July 17th, 2018. 

By Jorge Solis

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