Runoff Vol. 3, by Tom Manning

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Runoff vol. 3

The concluding volume of Manning’s small-town-strangeness series. A case of diminishing returns. The comedy bits feel like padding and the superheroish characters undermine the series’ tone, leaving the series feeling diffuse, scattered, and unsatisfying. The appealingly downbeat and daring ending visually echoes one of comics’ great sequences, the Tokyo apocalypse in Akira.

Book: 20/52

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