Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #3

Written by Kieron Gillen
Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard
Published by Dynamite Entertainment

PREVIOUSLY: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2
So Peter Cannon and the other superheroes have crossed the dimensional dived and arrived in the parallel reality of the evil Peter Cannon. We see that in this world, Tabu is more like Peter’s slave, than his servant (and ex-lover), and evil Peter explains his history, and how and why he created the fake alien invasion in our reality. I won’t spoil it all, but it turns out that ours is just the latest universe in which he’s done this, he’s tried the same plan in hundreds of other parallel universes, all ending in tragedy. The other heroes attack, against Peter’s judgment, and…well, let’s just say that it doesn’t work out so good for them.

I know I haven’t really mentioned the other heroes in my previous reviews, but that’s because it’s was clear from the beginning that they were just supporting characters, meant to provide extra background to this series. That’s not a criticism, it works pretty well. As I said before it gives the impression that this is taking place in a long-established superhero universe like DC and Marvel. We’re given the impression that they’ve all had many previous adventures, together and apart, but it’s not like any of that is really essential to follow this story, so we don’t feel like we’re missing out on anything if that makes sense? We’re given just enough info about them as is necessary.

It all comes down to a one on one confrontation between the two Peter’s in the end, and good Peter’s reaction is somewhat surprising.

Another exciting and thought-provoking issue from this great creative team. Do yourself a favor and check it out!

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #3

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