Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #3

Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #3

Writer: Steve Niles, Matt Santoro Artist: Dave Wachter Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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While a town flees from advancing Germans, one young boy stays behind to protect their homes. With the help of a golem brought to life by the boy’s grandfather’s faith—and death—the battle begins for their freedom and future.

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Aug 14, 2013

    Niles and Wachter have presented something incredible and will surely win many much deserved awards and accolades for the miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Aug 7, 2013

    If I have any complaint, it is that <>Breath of Bones: A Golem's Tale ended at three issues. It's a masterfully crafted tour de force that does a brilliant job of showcasing both the emotional and intellectual strength of the comics medium where both word and visual collide to create a truly compelling story unlike any other. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Aug 7, 2013

    Everything in this book is just fantastic. Trust me on this. I'll say it again. You really have to read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Aug 14, 2013

    The creative team behind Breath of Bones had a tricky challenge on their hands when they first launched this title. Out of all the varied directions they could have taken this book, they landed in a perfect place: a horror story where Nazi's are the real monsters, the townsfolk are the real heroes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Josh Crews Aug 14, 2013

    Niles and Wachter paced this series perfectly, and this last issue was as great an ending a reader could ask for in a miniseries. Though many readers will no doubt be left wishing there was more, the story really did come full circle in a beautiful way. At times haunting and melancholy, and other times spirited and heartwarming, Breath of Bones was poignant to the last panel. The last words by Niles really stick with you. This book cannot be pigeonholed to any specific genre, and it should be read by any reader looking for quality storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Sean A. Guynes Aug 13, 2013

    Niles and Wacthers Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem is a tour-de-force of what the comics industry can produce, a hope-giving triumph of the graphic narrative medium that reminds us what it means to be a superheroa lesson we could all use in an age when heroes face the apocalypse ever other month. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Aug 16, 2013

    Condensing opposing ideas, "Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem" #3 is moving and powerful. Harnessing an unexpected joy; creating a beacon in a dark time, and finding the strength of faith when all seems lost, the hope of this series rises from the muck and mire of an unquestionably terrifying scenario to defend the beauty of the human capacity for resilience and optimism. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Culture Mass - Boyd Reynolds Aug 14, 2013

    Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem was a terrific read. The comics offered a fresh take on good triumphing over an evil symbolized by the swastika. The story picked up tremendous steam in the second installment and the final issue offers a completely satisfying ending. Niles and Santoro remind us good is within; it is only up to us to grab hold and mold it into something powerful. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Aug 15, 2013

    Yeah, it's over quite quickly, and I don't remember, or perhaps we never find out which country we find ourselves in, but who cares?! You get a giant mud man killing Nazis. And it's surprisingly emotional considering this could have easily just been campy fun, with no substance. It's a fast read, so go pick up the series if you're a fan of throwback, black and white comics with giant monsters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Aug 15, 2013

    Made with a lot of heart and soul, “Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem” #3 concludes on a highly satisfactory note. Each installment of the “Breath of Bones” series carries such a personal and engaging touch that readers will definitely feel. Read Full Review

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