REVIEW: 'The Wrong Earth: Night & Day' #3 by Tom Peyer, Jamal Igle, and Andy Troy

While investigating Earth-Zeta, the source of their worlds' deadly pollution, Dragonfly and Dragonflyman can't stop fighting over who gets to drive the Dragon Wagon. Illustrated prose fiction rounds out the issue.


Writer: Tom Peyer

Artist: Jamal Igle, Andy Troy

Inker: Juan Castro

Publisher: Ahoy Comics

Release Date: March 10, 2021

Cover Price: $3.99


★★★★☆ (4/5)

'The Wrong Earth: Night & Day' has been one of the year's best comics simply because of the sheer joy it brings. It's two superheroes from different versions of the earth who've swapped places that remind us why we love comics in the first place. The noble do-gooder of Dragonflyman takes us back to another era of polite chivalry and the violent anti-hero vigilante Dragonfly characterizes the modern dark heroes we're most familiar with lately. Together they make a great odd couple providing humor and two different approaches to seeking justice. It makes for one great meta adventure. 

Case in point, issue three finds our heroes in the clutches of the villain. They openly await his arrival to monologue his master plan. And of course, that's exactly what happens. However, Number One Prime has no qualms about boastfully and meticulously spilling every last detail of his plan. The trope is used with a wink but the more he goes on and on, you begin to think he has a valid point. Our earth sucks. He's the guy from a meme, "Your earth sucks. Change my mind." Tom Peyer has created the stereotypical supervillain but with a convincing argument and it's an attack on our sensibilities. It's satire at its finest. 

Jamal Igle and Andy Troy have such a good time with this issue. The spacing, the facial expressions, the sometimes stark backgrounds, and the bold green colors just pop off the page. Number One Prime's smug look throughout his travels just makes him so punchable. The whole sequence of Prime dragging our earth is sobering and well-played. The art team is pretty flawless here. 

'The Wrong Earth: Night & Day' #3 is totally fun and satirically relevant. Peyer and Igle put together a smart and subversive tale about superheroes that cuts sharply with wit and style. It really is one of the year's best comics and thoroughly entertaining. 



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