Negative Space #3

Negative Space #3

Writer: Ryan K Lindsay Artist: Owen Gieni Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
9.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The battle surrounding our hero reaches fever pitch, just as his depression reaches a new low. Now, desperate and lost, he is finally prepared to meet his end—but doing so could have disastrous unintended consequences for the ancient and mysterious Evorah species.

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Jan 22, 2016

    I have contained most of my comments to the first two thirds of the book so as to avoid spoiling major plot points but the remainder is a continuation of the high quality i have described here. Negative Space issue three barrels out of the gate and with a dense atmosphere and memorable characterisation, immediately proves to me that Negative Space will be my topseries of 2016 as it was 2015. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Jan 27, 2016

    Of course, those moments are gone, and those things are, in and of themselves, sort of shit. But what better place for Guy to find himself and what is most important to him than in a piece of himself that was seared in anguish onto a kitchen utensil? Even the things which inspire memories that hurt us connect us to the past in meaningful ways. At the right time, that can mean everything. Acknowledging an importantly human emotional truth while the hero is in the throes of a monster attack as he tries to take down a massive evil corporation? That's fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 8, 2016

    Guy’s caption boxes let us know exactly what he is thinking, and a lot of it reigns true for anyone who has experienced depression. We look back a lot, instead of to the future. We dwell. We let it get the best of us. Thankfully, that changes up a bit in this issue. My point is, Lindsay really understands and portrays depression in a truthful light. It gets a lot worse than what we have seen, but I’m glad it’s at least being shown. It doesn’t make us “crazy,” but simply a little different (in a bad way, unfortunately). Either way, this is a damn good issue that adds to an already amazing series. Trust me, you’ll love it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Gregory Paul Silber Jan 28, 2016

    Sweet, smart, and darkly humorous, Negative Space remains an under-the-radar gem. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Jan 25, 2016

    Negative Space is probably one of the most emotive comics I have ever read. It's like trying to watch a Pixar movie without crying, except Negative Space makes you happy. Not happy in a funny ha-ha way either, happy in that you have a genuine case of the warm and fuzzies reading it. And this is a comic where the enemy are basically walking, toothed vaginas with spiked tentacles. Go figure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 27, 2016

    With a likely twist or two to come in the conclusion, there's plenty of places it can all go and I'll be very pleased even if it's predictable. Negative Space is certainly a weird book, as they're billing it, and it reminds me of some the really creative material that cropped up in the 80's black and white glut with some great gems in the mix. Gieni and Lindsay are crafting an intriguing tale that plays to its own tune and you can sync up with it wonderfully if you look at it just right. There's a superficial level you can enjoy and there's the side where you can sit down for hours and just talk concepts with people, explore the artwork, and the combination as meaning. That's the sign of a fantastic work and that's what this is. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jan 28, 2016

    Lindsay and Gieni continue to impress with this title, even if after the initial "wow" feelings of the first issue has waned. This shows how strong a book the two have created. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Feb 2, 2016

    This is a really different sci-fi book. It has such a strange concept, with there being some Big Brother-type corporation that feeds off peoples’ emotions (specifically the sad ones) and works to get people to kill themselves in order to harness their energy. This issue takes us deep into the undersea base of the weird genitalia-looking aliens who are telepathic/empathic creatures with giant hookfanged tentacles. The artwork in this book is fantastic, and I love that Owen Gieni can write and draw so well- for evidence of his great art, see Manifest Destiny. This miniseries has been off a normal schedule, but that is understandable with a independent book and with creators working on other titles. But that means that there have only been two issues of this that have come out before now, and that it will probably be a while before the next issue comes out as well. So you can get in a few good issues to read, and then put it down and come back when issue four drops and do what I did for this issue and go “OH YEAH! I did read the first two issues of this book… like forever ago…” It is a weird, fun read. And this issue really drives home the emotional weight and the real impact of those feelings that we as people all have.

  • 8.5
    DXO Jan 29, 2016

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