Issue: Priest Volume 3
Writer & Artist: Min-Woo Hyung
Translator: Lauren Na
English Adaptation: Jake Forbes
Cover Artist: Raymond Swanland
Editor: Jake Forbes
Release Date: November 2002
Not being too much different than previous volumes, lends to the overall appeal of a long running series like this. Once again we are treated to black and white pages, this volume however moves from the monsters to the creepy feel of how a demon is living. Nice shading and solid character designs help distract from the major downside, the lettering. It’s not that it is all bad, but they seem to give the demons and monsters their own unique fonts, which can be good, but these border on not being legible at times. I would give this a solid 4 but not being able to read some portions really takes away from what is going on.
Story: 4.5 out of 5
I may have made the mistake of starting to read Priest and Hellsing at the same time. While the idea’s are somewhat similar, monster hunting, the execution and plot are different. That being said I have felt that what Priest was lacking was good story depth. Then I got to Vol. 3. While it starts off like the 2 previous volumes, this one dives deep into what is going on and then throws you for a loop as it jumps ahead to the future. I couldn’t believe the huge twist as I was really wondering if I would continue on reading this series, and now all I can wonder is when Vol. 4 will come in.
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