REVIEW: Phoenix Song: Echo #3
In Phoenix Song: Echo #3 by Rebecca Roanhorse, Luca Maresca, Kyle Charles, Carlos Lopez, Bryan Valenza, and Ariana Maher, with a main cover by Cory Smith & David Curiel, Echo meets another host of the Phoenix Force in the ancient past… and she helps unlock the full potential of this cosmic power for our hero!
Phoenix Song: Echo #2
As with the previous issues in this series, Echo is being pursued through her ancestral line by The Adversary.
This issue opens with a short section with art by a different artist than the main book that shows Forge, another X-Men team member, following Echo’s trail to the Rez. This was a nice opening scene that set the stage and helped us get back into the story in the intervening weeks since the previous issue. Plus, Forge has a cool car.
As the issue progressed and we visited some of Echo’s ancestors, we saw some horrible stuff as the Adversary, who obviously hasn’t been banished by Forge, messes up her family history.
But I especially enjoyed the ancient time period where Echo meets a long-ago host of the Phoenix Force. For one thing, this prehistoric civilization looked incredibly well-developed, which was very interesting to see. Furthermore, I appreciated that the people who lived in this city had developed their own form of sign language – more to communicate across language barriers than because anyone couldn’t hear, but creating a fascinating parallel nevertheless.
Plus, the knowledge Echo gains from the ancient Phoenix Force hosts ensures that Phoenix Song: Echo #4 is going to be one heck of a showdown!
Available at your LCS now
If you’d like to pick up a copy of Phoenix Song: Echo #3, one may be available at your local comic shop now. But hurry if you’re planning on redeeming the digital copy that comes along with the physical issue: you only have until February 1st, 2022!
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