Phantom Stranger #6

Phantom Stranger #6

Writer: J.M DeMatteis, Dan DiDio Artist: Zander Cannon, Gene Ha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Welcome guest artists Gene Ha and Zander Cannon! Phantom Stranger is sucked into a metaphysical poker game against the three sons of Trigon! The stakes of this game couldnt be any higher thanks to the host: Lady Luck, in her New 52 debut!

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 6, 2013

    As for the good news, that comes in the form of a shake-up in the art team. Zander Cannon provides layouts for this issue, with Gene Ha handling the finishes. The result is a far cry from the murky, wildly inconsistent style readers have come to expect. As with any Ha book, every page is clean, exacting, and very cinematic. The worst part about this being a filler issue is simply that we won't be seeing more from this guest art team. But alongside the writers, they've crafted a filler issue that still manages to build a fair amount of excitement for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Mar 12, 2013

    Now as for the art it was as I had mentioned previously the second jump the series had in quality. Rather than be by the serviceable Brent Anderson it was instead done by the personal favorite that is Gene Ha. Now Has darkly ink-ridden style fits with the series to such a degree it is a small pleasure to know that he will also be doing the next issues art as well as a few covers. Its expressive and moody and captures the essence of this incarnation, and rather any incarnation, of The Phantom Stranger. So, while this was a rather good restart for the series it still has the dishonor to be tied to such a big event as Trinity War. DeMatteis seems to be able to maneuver through that so Id gladly say that if there was any time to read "New 52" Phantom Stranger it would be with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 9, 2013

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  • 4.8
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Mar 8, 2013

    Taken as a whole, “Phantom Stranger” remains a disappointment. Although the art is the best its been since the series started, the Stranger's characterization leaves much to be desired. In past DC continuity, the Phantom Stranger was an enigmatic being full of otherworldly knowledge. Here, all mystery is stripped from the character, and he is as fallible as any mere mortal. The attempt at humanizing the Stranger has instead stripped him of all the core aspects that made him interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Mar 15, 2013

    i continue to enjoy this series, and this issue in particular. While it doesnt jump off the page, it has nuances i can appreciate and character development. Im not a fan of the 'family man' aspect to this new stranger, but i suspect the creators could do something worthwhile with it. Im not sure if i will follow this into 'Trinity of Sin: the Phantom Stranger', but its get me intrigued. c'mon Diddio you can give us more!

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