Being The Keeper In Gogor #3

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Armano and Gogor arrive into the protection of Tetra Hedron, a master mysticist residing in Bogwell. She tells Armano that he is now the Keeper of Gogor and how he can divine Gogor’s intentions. Afterwards, she sends the to away to meet up with Wexil and Mesmer. They need to go to Animalea, but the monstrous mercenary enlisted by the Domus interrupts their journey.

Gogor #3 cover by Ken Garing
Gogor #3 cover by Ken Garing

Gogor #3 expands on the lore and history of Gogor and how Armano can best cooperate with the creature. It also provides us with the first major super-powered smackdown between Gogor and the reptilian Domus mercenary that ambushes Armano.

Like the prior two issues, Gogor #3 is a fairly straightforward comic. This series draws upon traditional fantasy storytelling while mixing in its own personality and boundless creativity to craft a truly absorbing story.

Armano is a classic curious and eager protagonist, Wexil is his older and somewhat wiser companion, and Gogor is the seemingly mindless beast that is destined to be the savior of them all. Of course the Domus are the brutal imperial opposition that seeks to coral and control the boundless wonder and magic that exists in the world of Gogor.

Gogor himself does get some more personality in this issue, though he is still largely a silent creature.

Gogor #3 art by Ken Garing
Gogor #3 art by Ken Garing

Ken Garing’s artwork remains gorgeous and distinct. The design of Altara and its sky islands never ceases to amaze, and the overall aesthetics of the comic evokes a natural wonder and mystery that few comics match these days. Garing shows how exciting his action sequences can truly be in this comic as well. Plus, Garing’s color work provides the bright, contrasting, and explosive palette a comic like Gogor needs.

Gogor #3 is another deeply engaging and enjoyable read for this fantasy series. We learn more about Gogor himself while Armano begins to grasp what is role in this saga will likely be. Between the exciting and gripping story and the brilliant visual work, Gogor #3 easily earns a recommendation. Feel free to give this one a read.

Gogor #3 comes to us from writer, artist, letterer, and cover artist Ken Garing.

Final Score: 9/10

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