Moths #3 Review

The next chapter of the ongoing saga of The Resistance takes an intimate look at a very special species of the superhuman race known as The Reborns. Emily Kai is what is known as a “Moth.” She was granted immense power by the global pandemic known as “The Great Death,” but with a caveat: The moment she taps into the power that resides within her, a clock starts and Emily will have only six months to live. Granted the opportunity to bring immense beauty into the world, but only by paying the ultimate price, Emily embarks on a harrowing journey of self-discovery that will test her to her core and take her to places way beyond her wildest imagination.”

We’re dealing with a primary who faced a dark dilemma and activated her powers even though her life would eventually be the cost. This issue Emily gets to fill in some key points from the original run of The Resistance, and backing up the written word is the strongest visuals I’ve ever seen from Mike Choi! Seriously I remember his previous works on other titles but what he does here is next level. Beautiful designs so vivid and engaging that they boggle the mind.

With J. Michael Straczynski at the helm we have a literary maestro heading up the growing lore of The Resistance universe, which continues to deepen with Moths #3. What you get with this is reassurance. Everything on some level matters as this author is, and always be, king when it comes to crafting a growing narrative. And with each bit of dialogue things continue to heat up for the Reborns.

This issue is a must have treat that’s going to make you want to read any and all things related to it. If you haven’t been following along you owe it to yourself to nab Moths #3 and the previous two issues because it’s just so friggin’ good! And you may want to check out the following: The Resistance, The Resistance: Reborns, E-Ratic and The Resistance: Uprising… you know just saying.

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