REVIEW: Farscape: Scopius #3
FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS #3 FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS #3 “The Devil’s Right Hand” Story: Rockne S. O’Bannon Script: David Alan Mack Artist: Mike Ruiz Colorist: Nolan Woodward Letterer: Ed Dukeshire As much as I am enjoying the Scorpius limited series, this issue has made me eager for the end. Not because I want it to be over, but because I can’t wait to see how it turns out! In previous issues, Scorpius encountered the extra-universal alien race known as the Grennij, wormed his way into a command position within their fleet, and conquered a world in the name of their masters, the Kkore. The main focus of this series seems to have been to spotlight the exceptional workings of Scorpius’s mind. The entire series, he has been presented with a string of events in which he has seconds to formulate a plan for the given situation and the results have always been to his advantage in each encounter. Scorpius would attribute this to his vastly superior intelligence to most living beings, but in this current issue he has finally met a race he considers to be “nearly equal” to himself. The Kkore, however, do not necessarily see him as their equal. While impressed with his victory in their name, the Kkore’s General Ba is nevertheless distressed by the fact that this outsider has wormed his way into the high ranks of the Grennij so easily and determines he will rip every shred of worth from him. Through sheer, and incredible, strength of will Scorpius resists their mental probing and demands an audience with their supreme ruler. Imprisoned for days thereafter, he is rewarded eventually with the meeting he sought. I won’t spoil the ending of this book, but as I said, I can’t wait for the final issue to see the ultimate conclusion of this tale. There is really nothing I can say about the art or the writing that I haven’t said before; I am very fond of David Alan Mack’s scripting and Mike Ruiz’s art. I have enjoyed this series more than any of the other Boom! Farscape titles and I truly hope that Boom! brings this team back together for future titles.