Illustrated by Flaviano, colored by Rico Renzi
Jess and Eddie are imprisoned by Adira while Marcel wallows in a layer of Hell, but humans on Earth are still unable to die and the Reapers are starting to get restless. Meanwhile, the deal Adira struck to capture Jess has dire consequences as the soul she traded for Jess releases onto Earth something even worse than the undying. Elsewhere, Life bargains with Lilah, Jess's mom, to try and get her to relinquish her powerful amulet, but first he has to understand what she truly wants after serving decades in prison away from her family.
This volume gets us back into the action and fast-paced storytelling that volume one had as Jess starts to take a bit more control of her destiny. In volume two, she was still processing all the new information and trying to reconcile how it affected her sense of identity, but I'm hoping volume four will get her fully back to the kick-butt attitude she had in volume one. I still appreciate the mixing of mythologies into a nice blend of Afterlife stories. I also enjoyed seeing Marcel's backstory and having an entire chapter dedicated to his tormented soul. I'm looking forward to seeing where the Life/Lilah storyline goes because that was definitely left on a cliffhanger in the middle of this volume.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Publication Date: February 27, 2024
ISBN: 9781608861460 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Action Adventure, Paranormal, Folklore, BOOM! Studios
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