Total Recall #3
Written by Vince Moore
Pencils and Inks by Cezar Rezak
Release Date: July 13, 2011
I have not seen the movie Total Recall for quite some time now. But from what I remember it was a fun and campy cci-fi movie from 1990. This being said, there is a new four-part comic book miniseries out that is simply titled Total Recall.
In issue #3, we find Quaid and Melina are trying to deal with the current situations with the colonies on Mars, for both the humans and the Mutants, and what is really going on in the government. We also discover that they are having to deal with tragedy, and on top of that some old enemies from the past are reappearing. It is up to Quaid to figure out what is truly going on and discover what secrets Mars holds.
We have seen that continuing a movie or a TV show in the world of comics has become a somewhat popular thing with such titles as Highlander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, and Firefly, just to name a few. However, I do not feel that this is the case with this series. I think that unless you are a truly die hard fan of Total Recall or just feel that more was needed, this is probably not the book for you.
I was given the opportunity to do the review for this book, and I am glad I did it. But I am a little disappointed that it did not meet my interests or expectations. I found that the art lacked and needed something more to help tell the story for me. Art is not everything, but we all know that it is definitely a highlight when reading comics. I found that the story itself dragged and there was way too much dialogue between some of the characters. I never want something to be over before it is as long as it has something to keep you wanting more. I wish that the characters resembled those from the movie a little more closely than they did. All in all, it was interesting to see what they are trying to do with the story, but for me I would probably want to wait for the trade on this one. Sometimes a story is better when you wait and have it all at once instead of individually released issues.
To conclude, if you are interested in the story of what happens after the movie, then you will want to check this out. But as I said, I would have to trade wait this one. But if you feel the need to have it now, then I would definitely say this is a book for the readers to pick up monthly.