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October 14, 2016

Boom Reviews: Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original #3

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Written by: Michael Nunneley
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sons of anarchy: redwood original #3Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original #3
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Luca Pizzari
Colorist: Adam Metcalfe
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Art: Chris Brunner & Rico Renzi

In Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original #3, Jax is forced to answer for his big mouth and inexperience from last issue. As punishment he is taken off club business and is forced to work on the line at the club’s dildo factory. Jax hates it but his mom talks him into sticking to it. Meanwhile Clay is getting some negative feedback for agreeing to take the drugs instead of cash on their last deal. What makes it worse is that SAMCRO doesn’t even know where the drugs came from. But they’re in the middle of it now and they are stuck going through it.

The interior art of Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original #3 by Luca Pizzari was good. The characters look a lot like younger versions of their live-action counterparts. This, at least for me, makes this comic more fun to read and to look at. Luca Pizzari’s style is detailed and involved at times and simplistic and plain at other times. But the point Pizzari is trying to get across is always clear. The coloring work by Adam Metcalfe is honestly a little artsy for my tastes. Like coloring Jax’s blonde hair green when it’s in shadow. Or making characters all one primary color. I just prefer a more brilliant style. The lettering by Ed Dukeshire was, as always, good, consistent and easy to read.

The story of Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original #3 by Ollie Masters was good. I’m really enjoying Masters’ young Jax portrayal. Jax apparently came a long way before the pilot episode of the show. We were or are all young and dumb at some point in our lives and Masters portrays Jax in this state very well. It’s not forced and comes across very naturally. I also like how Masters is developing the relationship between Jax and Clay. In Masters’ story Clay plays the part of the reluctant mentor in a very real and believable way.


Michael Nunneley



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