Review: Future Quest #3
Submitted by: Theresa Stier, Comic News Writer
26 July 2016
“Future Quest,” by Jeff “The Boss" Parker and artist Steve “The Dude" Rude, has two mini stories in it: “Birdman in: The Deadly Distance” and “The Herculoids in Mine- Crash!” The first part of the comic deals with Birdman traveling to Utah to find, and help, Deva Sumadi. Unlike some heroes, these two are glad to work with each other. It's different to see a partnership right away and it's a bit refreshing, since no one is trying to be better than the other. They're both trying to defeat the vortex, which they do. It's short, but it tells the story where the reader doesn't feel like they have been cheated out of anything. It ends with Birdman and Sumadi getting another mission, so the reader is left excited for what is to come.
Moving on to Herculoids, Tarra and Zandor are up against mining robots. Dorno doesn't understand why these robots are attacking the creatures (like Igoo), so his parents later explain to him why the robots are here and that their family is not from the Herculoid's world. This is of course shocking to him.
Like Dorno, we want to know more about Tarra and Zandor’s life before, but even comic book characters have bed times. Both Tarra and Zandor know that there is going to be a battle tomorrow and they're ready for it. With their team, they defeat the robots… but the battle is far from over, it has just begun.
The Verdict: Both are short, but they don't leave anything out. If you're looking for a quick read and more than one story, this is your go to. Both endings leave you wanting to know what happens in the next one.