ReviewTitle: “Holocaust is our Business!”
Synopsis: When a cat person is jailed, Greer Nelson – formerly the Cat, now Tigra – gets in a tussle with Joshua Plague.
Writer: Tony Isabella
Penciler: Will Meugniot
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Back in the day, Tony Isabella wasn’t really on this reviewer’s radar. That’s too bad, because the writer’s Bronze Age work has proven to be consistently fun. Here, he elects to go with noirish flashback narration that fits both story and character well. He also crafts a scary villain in Joshua Plague (well, scary in a Bronze Age Marvel sort of way). Artist Will Meugniot also delivers some nice early work here, particularly a lush, sexy splash page and a two-page origin spread. Subsequent pages aren’t nearly as strong, but his work shows a ton of potential.
Cool factor: Let’s go with that sexy spash page.
Notable: First of four Tigra issues of Marvel Chillers.
“It’s Ms. Nelson.”Tigra, because you never call a were-woman “Miss”
MARVEL CHILLERS #3
Published and © by Marvel, February 1976
Collected EditionsMarvel Chillers #3 remains uncollected at the time of this review’s publication.
Editor’s note: This review first appeared on Comics Bronze Age, Oct. 22, 2009.