Black Canary #3

Black Canary #3

Writer: Brenden Fletcher Artist: Annie Wu, Lee Loughridge Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 16
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Black Canarys worst nightmare has come true: child prodigy Ditto has been kidnapped! But the perp isnt your average criminal mastermind

  • 10
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Aug 20, 2015

    Cream have played together for only two years, but during that time have almost singlehandedly given rock a musical authority which only the deaf cannot acknowledge. Jack Bruce; lead singer, bass guitarist, and harmonica player, a twenty five year old Scot who once played for Manfred Mann. Eric Clapton, a twenty three year old ex stained glass window designer rated by most as the finest instrumentalist of his kind in the world. And Ginger Baker, a twenty nine year old Cockney, a legend, even among other drummers. Two years ago, each was the other's favourite performer, so it was inevitable that they should join forces. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 20, 2015

    Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu's reinvention of Black Canary comes literally screaming out of the first page, and is relentless in its pace and excitement this month. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 19, 2015

    I would be satisfied with seeing the Black Canary band travel the country kicking ass on and off the stage, but Brenden Fletcher is giving us more.  We are seeing the band come together (again, on and off the stage) and Fletcher is dropping crazy reveal bombs left and right.  What we find out in this issue changes everything and I loved it.  Annie Wu and Lee Loughridge's art is like a tour poster come to ass kicking life and I can't recommend this issue and series enough.  By the way, Guns n' Roses were actually late to their gigs because Axl was a douche. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Aug 20, 2015

    Still, Black Canary is interesting, the supporting cast is getting more run, and little by little we are getting a unique backstory for Dinah. Yeah… I'm in. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Aug 26, 2015

    Black Canary #3 may not be everybody's cup of tea, this version of Black Canary is incredibly different to the one that was so popular in DC before. It's understandable that it's hard for old Black Canary fans, but this Black Canary is great in her own way and it's just plain brilliant to have a Black Canary ongoing where she's got her own cute cast and where her life isn't all caught up in Ollies. Plus we get a cliff hanger at the end of the issue that really is a clincher to the potential of the series as it really is a doozy! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Aug 31, 2015

    BLACK CANARY #3 finally marries the series' spectacular art and punk rock vibe with real plot development that establishes exactly what's at stake for Dinah and the rest of the cast, upping the book even further onto the list of DC's top books. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Aug 19, 2015

    Black Canary #3 is a book not to be missed. If you havent been reading this series, now might be a great time to pick it up, right as the plot shifts into high gear. The concept in this book is so incredibly fitting, its hard to imagine a world in which Dinah wasnt the lead singer in a band, superheroing along her tour. Everything about this book works, and my biggest complaint is that it isnt long enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 19, 2015

    The issue is a solid mix of action, some humor, and revelations. The end was something that was a bit obvious, but it's still something I want to see where it goes. Fletcher and Wu are giving us a rocking series that's full of fun action, and a great mix of humor too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Sep 11, 2015

    I like the band elements, but it works so much better when we get to have more information about Dinah as well as what's going on in her world. Obviously, something big of her husband who was thought to be dead is now present and trying to protect her. Plus, special little Ditto has some secrets about her that I'm anxious to find out about. It was nice seeing the fear and sense of urgency in the band's eyes during the highway scene, and that D.D.'s training paid off. Paloma is sharp with the pistol. Digging more into Canary's past is exactly the direction I'm hoping the book goes, plus the addition of the band's former singer adds some zany fun to a serious situation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Aug 20, 2015

    Dinah introduces the band to Kurt, and they arrive to the gig, with 5 minutes to spare. They rush out, get everything set up, and play a kick-butt show in Keystone City… Without actually having to stop and kick any butt, which is a first. Kurt approaches Dinah after the show, and they talk. He explains that the government wants Ditto back. That Dinah, as well as the others on Team 7, got their powers from Ditto. That's how Dinah got her scream. During this, however, Meave was eavesdropping. Kurt trusts Dinah with Ditto, though. Even though he's lost his memories, he's watched the tapes. He knows what kind of person she was and how he felt about her. Byron runs in screaming, telling them that Ditto's gone. Wonder who took her? Meave!? Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 20, 2015

    Brenden Fletcher's new-look Black Canary has been equal parts style and substance so far, but in issue #3 the split tilts heavily towards the former. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 19, 2015

    Annie Wus work is still solid, although I continue to dislike the sneering Dinah she draws. The other characters all look great. So its a personal choice that she made about how Dinah looks. I like the variant wardrobe Dinah uses in this issue. Its inspired from older depictions on the character from the first Birds of Prey special from 1996 while emulating the classic costume. Hey, Black Canarys a good comic. Im only critical because shes my favourite female character! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 22, 2015

    Black Canary has a lot of style, there's no denying that fact. But its substance has more holes than Dinah's leggings after a night on stage! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 20, 2015

    I'm more than willing to accept the slow-down in this issue so long as things pick back up next month. As inventive and fun as the exposition heavy two-page spread from "Burnside Tofu" is, this additional background is a tiny bit unfortunate in that it happens in an issue that already feels slower than normal. There's more than enough potential to come back next month, though, and -- with a good cliffhanger to lead into "Black Canary" #4 -- it provides that lure. Ultimately, it's not bad, but it's a bit of a letdown after two much stronger issues. Read Full Review

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