The Black Beetle #3

The Black Beetle #3

Writer: Francesco Francavilla Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
9.4Critic Rating
10User Rating

Under the watchful gaze of the mysterious Labyrinto, Black Beetle fights for his life! Is this the doing of a man that Black Beetle thought was dead? Could a zombie mobster be commanding the foes of Colt City’s dark avenger?! If he survives the night, the investigative insect will be left with questions to ponder as he takes his investigation . . . to the morgue!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Brandon Dingess Apr 15, 2013

    It would be easy to let Francavilla's images hypnotize even the most savvy reader into loving a poorly written book, but this is thankfully not one of those. His story holds up just as well as the art and I'm left, once again, desperate for next month's installment of "The Black Beetle.". If you've not yet read this book, use the time between now and issue No. 4 to get caught up; it's a great story and you're cheating yourself if you're not reading it. The Black Beetle - No Way Out #3 earns 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Apr 17, 2013

    I honestly couldn't love this book more if I tried. Luckily, I really don't have to try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tyler Goulet Apr 16, 2013

    Really, truly, this limited series has been great. Francavilla has a character in Black Beetle that has impressed from the start, and it's really quite clear that he's putting his heart and soul into each and every panel between these covers. The final issue, in 30 agonizing days, is going to be one to remember. If you have been on the fence about this series, or maybe missed the first few issues, youneedto go out and buy it. Show Dark Horse, and Francavilla, that you love this character and this series so that we can all enjoy more of it in future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Apr 16, 2013

    The Black Beetle: No Way Out#3 is an incredibly fun read, not in spite of its dark grittiness, but because of of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Apr 19, 2013

    But it's a small complaint in a book that has oh so much going for it. Francavilla is one of the most gifted storytellers in comics, and "The Black Beetle" is a passion project that finds him at the top of his game. It's an absolute blast to read, and something I hope we see much more of after "No Way Out" wraps next month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Herbert Apr 18, 2013

    Fancavilla usually can make any mediocre book pretty good with his art. His writing is definitely above average and combined with his art it's just phenomenal. Much like the rest of the series there is very little dialogue so most of the writing is in the Beetle's narration which isn't long winded and is short and sweet. The art is very simple and really matches the pulpy crime feel to it. He definitely knows how to set up his panels. Like the beginning is very organized in the club which allows you to quickly run through it like the fast paced feel a club usually gives while at the same time giving focus to the small details that a detective would notice as he looks around a club. Then when he gets into fights the panels are tilted giving the feel of confusion or disorientation that comes in a fight. If you haven't started this yet, you should!

  • 10
    SteelEagle May 2, 2013

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