Stingers #3 (Zenescope – Brusha / Tedesco / Waterhouse / Ribeiro / Crank!)
Having been injected by one of the stingers carrying alien DNA, Hawkins could be on the verge of turning into the very creature he just faced off against. After a horrible vision, Hawkins becomes privy to information that might be the only way to defeat an alien race intent on colonizing Earth. Now armed with memories and enhanced abilities he must convince town sheriff Risa Keller to help him stop the threat before it’s too late. There’s still time but not very much of it and any wasted minute can prove absolutely devastating.
Stingers, One of Zenescope’s few non-fairy tale related books is still at full speed!
Hawkings and the Sheriff continue to piece together what is happening and where the not-so-secret invasion has come from. Thankfully, due to his infection, Hawkings is connected to the hive mind and able to give the details (primarily to the reader) of the planet-destroying insects and their path of death.
Fast paced, high-action, fun characters… what else do you want from a sci-fi-ish-horror series? As most of you reading this, I am a fan of the b-level sci-fi (syfy) TV show. And what I can tell you is that with the luke-warm level of mediocrity that is present right now out there in TV land… if any producers gave the writing team of Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco a chance, they would have a runaway hit immediately. Not to say I think their talents are being wasted on the comic book medium (my personal favorite), it’s just that a story like Stingers blows away most of the crap this passing for science fiction these days. As far as the art goes, no doubt that it is solid, it just seems a bit cramped and muddled in places. Overall, still a gloriously fun book!
Issue Grade: A