Buzzkill #3

Buzzkill #3

Writer: Donny Cates, Mark Reznicek Artist: Geoff Shaw Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
9.2Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

Ruben's new AA sponsor, the mystical-burnout teleporter Dr. Blaqk, has him acknowledging his past errors, apologizing to his fellow superheroes on their moon base, and facing his angry ex-girlfriend. But after a shocking betrayal sends the booze-fueled hero literally over the edge, a demon from his past bursts onto the scene.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 22, 2013

    I'll be upfront when I say that usually when a story has anything to do with drinking or drugs I tune out quickly. There are very few stories about addiction that I find interesting since they only end one of two ways. This story surprised me and kept my attention while still making me care about "Ruben's" addiction problems. I mean would you break your drinking or drug habit if it gave you super powers? Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Nov 20, 2013

    There is very little that is left to be desired from this issue. The team made good use of the pages and created a memorable issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Nov 20, 2013

    Cates and Reznicek make sure that it's not that easy. They dreg Ruben's past back to haunt him and we learn a fantastic piece of backstory that gears us up for the finale. With nothing left to lose, and no powers to speak of, Ruben heads to his demise. Of course, things won't be that cut and dry. They never are with this book. Now that Ruben has accepted his fate we head into what promises to be a fantastic and emotional battle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Nov 19, 2013

    It's really too bad that this is only a four-part miniseries because I feel this story by Cates and co-plotted by Mark Reznicek is really just beginning. Although the big showdown is introduced by the end of issue #3 there's enough going on and left unsaid that I only hope that this book turns into so much more. Buzzkill so far has been excellent and while I can't wait to see what happens next I also don't want it to end. Give it a read and you'll feel the same way. Buzzkill is such a great surprise in comics this year and one well-worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Gizmo Nov 21, 2014

    The series really hits its stride here, if you aren't sure about this series then the third issue may change your mind. Everything is on point, and "Ruben's" history feels so rich that it is a shame this series is only four issues long. The story and art are great, Ruben's former teammates are A-holes and the comedy, largely thanks to Doctor Blaqk, is snappy. The last page's cliff hanger works on so many levels too, truly spectacular.

  • 10
    fivexfive Feb 24, 2014

  • 10
    Fearless Oct 28, 2015

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