Before Watchmen: Rorschach #3

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #3

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Lee Bermejo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Brothers, this town is ours...

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Dec 12, 2012

    Overall, a very good third installment. We get some intense action, Rawhide makes his move, and is another solid story with the title character. Rorschachfans should be reading this comic. Despite being more of a general story than a personal one, it's a fun tale in the Watchmen universe starring the best (opinion of course) character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Dec 16, 2012

    The biggest reason why I think Azzarello is more successful with Rorschach than he is with the Comedian is because he's able to be more concise with this title. He only has four issues to tell Rorschach's story. There's no room for filler, so there's really no wasted moments, especially in this issue. However, in the Comedian where he has six issues to spread his wings, the pacing is really off and I'm very bored as a result. But in this series, I get the exact opposite. The story is well paced and I would never classify myself as bored while reading it. Despite having a slow start, it was still interesting and made me want to continue reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Dec 13, 2012

    Rorschach continues to be a solid, beautifully illustrated comic book. It;s not trying to do anything but celebrate the elements we all love about the Watchmen character and it does them all well. Its very much a pocket story showcasing Rorschachs day to day, rather than trying to tie into historic events and the other Watchmen characters, like many of the other Before Watchmen titles are trying to do and that makes the title a refreshing element of the Before Watchmen series. One issue to go and we might be about to see a harder turning point in Rorschachs already harsh approach to the scumbags around him. Cant wait. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Dec 14, 2012

    Rorschach #3 stumbles in the story department, but shines in its visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Dec 17, 2012

    I've enjoyed how Azzarello has kept this series out of the of Watchmen world, meaning that we haven't seen a strong connection between what's occurring in this comic and its source material, other than the fact that one of the main characters of the series stars in it. I'm not a fan of the side of Rorschach that wants to date, and I hope Azzarello has more to offer in the finale than to show that Walter lost complete faith in humanity when a girl whom he asked on a date was killed (a fact which I'm assuming due to the implications on the final page). But until now, I've enjoyed getting my Rorschach fix. I really hope that the last issue will surprise readers, rather than giving them an ending they'd expect, and one that they'd easily predict. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 12, 2012

    With only one issue left, there's little hope that this series will overcome its recurring flaws. But the good news is that, at a mere four issues, Rorschach isn't in danger of overstaying his welcome. Read Full Review

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