Phantom Stranger #13

Phantom Stranger #13

Writer: J. M. DeMatteis Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Months ago, The Question came close to ending the Stranger’s life—and now the Stranger wants some payback.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Max Dweck Nov 6, 2013

    Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #13 puts a rest to everything going on in the first year of the title, or at least brings it to a satisfactory resting point for a while. As the Stranger goes to join the party in "Forever Evil: Blight", there are still some plot threads that haven't been resolved, but J.M. DeMatteis does a nice job of only somewhat wrapping things up, leaving readers ready for more when it comes. The Stranger is brought into the "Blight" crossover at the end of the issue, and while it's sudden, the way it happens feels totally organic, and like a good next step in the storytelling process. While it wasn't declining in quality, the Phantom Stranger's story has been reinvigorated by this issue, and it's going to be fun seeing where the series goes from here, both as part of the crossover and the story in its own right. But for now, it's enough to see the Phantom Stranger interact with the wider DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Nov 11, 2013

    If you are tired of the mundane issues of Superman, sick of the Green Lanterns constantly involved in some kind of wa,r and tired of everything being a Zero Year tie-in, then go pick up some issues of The Phantom Stranger. This is a very well written series with fantastic art and it is a good escape from the world of capes and costumes. So immerse yourself in mythology, theology, and demons. Most importantly, have fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Nov 7, 2013

    This is leading directly into the Blight series-within-a-series crossover event-within-an-event. That's right, Forever Evil has far-reaching limbs and will extend to not just the superheroes and super-villains of the DC Universe, but also the holy and the unholy. The magical and the supernatural. And I, for one, cannot wait to see where this goes next. I've loved the magic characters for a long time and I feel that they were vastly improved upon after DC's reboot. Putting them back into the DC Universe proper and actually being forced to not only use them, but make them work rationally, was a stroke of genius. I can't wait to see what DeMatteis and the others come up with next as this new unofficial team or unholy alliance or whatever you want to call it are forced to work together and destroy all things evil. Count me in. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 7, 2013

    Well now we've led up to what will become Forever Evil: Blight, and we might finally have a reason for calling this title Trinity of Sin.  We get a lot more Question in this issue, and finally find out a little bit more about this character that the fans have been clamoring for.  But not enough for us to sink our teeth into, just a bit about his crazy new powers.  But all in all the Phantom Stranger continues to please, and is month after month one of the best books DC has to offer.  If your not reading this book you really should be, and if you are you know what I'm talking about.   Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Nov 8, 2013

    a decent amount of plot, action and character in this issue but it doesn't really wrap up anything at the end of this arc. Also a bit heavy on the cliffhanger for an arc ending issue. Next it joins THREE other titles (JLD, constantine & pandora) for an 18-part crossover mess, so im off this title for that reason only. Too bad, its been pretty good overall.

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