Think Tank 3 Review – Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal
Think Tank 3 Review Short Version: Think Tank 3 is another great issue in what has been one of my favorite comics for the last few months since its debut. It may be a text-heavy book, but Hawkins (and, by extension, Loren) has a lot to say and watching Loren try to escape the life he has, in essence, built for himself is fantastic. For those that don’t mind some reading with your comics, I really strongly recommend you take a look at Think Tank.
Think Tank 3 Writer: Matt Hawkins
Think Tank 3 Artist: Rahsan Ekedal
Think Tank 3 Review
Think Tank 3 shows Dr. Loren continuing his escape plan from the previous issue, although now Mirra has forced him to think on his feet. Think Tank 3 plays outs like (and the whole series has a lot of elements in common with) a heist film and there is something utterly delightful about watching Loren’s plan come together all the while hearing his internal monologue. I had a bit of an epiphany while I was reading Think Tank 3 that while Loren’s life as a weapons designer and his regrets about the deaths he has caused may be somewhat unique, he is really resonate for the time where it seems like more people in their 20s and 30s seem to regret the careers and paths that they chose early in life and – while they may not be literally stuck with it like Loren – they don’t see any real way out of the situation, either. It’s interesting to watch how far he is willing to go to escape and stay away from the life he has created. Beyond all of that (possibly projected?) subtext, Think Tank is a really great book that has gotten even better month-over-month and is well worth your attention. I am interested to see how Hawkins can challenge Loren (if that is the plan at all), since this has very much been a competence story so far (a story about people who are the best at what they do doing that). Whatever the case, I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what comes next.