The Delinquents are back with more butt map holding, pregnant goat fighting action. That’s only the beginning too.
Writer – James Asmus (Story by James Asmus and Fred Van Lente)
Artist – Kano
Publisher – Valiant
Review by Jeremias de Leon
A spoiler free summary will follow. The boys have come together with their pieces of the legendary hobo map and set off to look for the treasure. In the meantime they run into all sorts of obstacles and learn to get along with each other. Or, at least try to get along.
The writing in this book is well paced, nothing feels like it’s taking too much time or going too fast. The dialog between all the protagonists seems organic and it doesn’t feel like you’ll lose your place trying to keep track of the characters.
The art in this book is like a breath of fresh air from other comics. The panels come together like a storyboard and give the comic a unique character to it. It has a look that’s just fun to look at, especially during the action scenes.
This issue is a great read and compared to the previous issue has tightened up on the characterization of Archer. Who I felt was too different from his character. Especially since the dynamic of Archer being polite and strict and Armstrong being loud and drunk is what makes them work. If you’ve been reading this far there is absolutely no reason to stop now even if you didn’t like the previous issue. I give Delinquents # 3 a 4.5 out of 5.