Secret Origins #3

Secret Origins #3

Writer: Jeremy Haun, Scott Lobdell, Robert Venditti Artist: Trevor McCarthy, Tyler Kirkham, Martin Coccolo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Green Lantern takes center stage this month in as tale by Robert Venditti and Martin Cocollo! And dont miss the origin of Batwoman by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy, and Red Robins origin, courtesy of Scott Lobdell and Tyler Kirkham!

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Adrienne Crean Jun 27, 2014

    Venditti, Haun, and Lobdell, handled these origin stories with what seemed to be, such confidence and ease. The reading was simple and gave the correct information. I believe any DC reader would have a terrific time with these issues. Let's not forget the other main reason to page turn. Coccolo, McCarthy, and Kirkham's artwork. It fit every characteristic that I look for in comics. The characters were drawn realistically to their backgrounds and varied in all the right places. Scenes with explosions and action where not confusing nor did they make you feel like you were loosing something while taking it all in. I give my two thumbs up for this issue, and I'll borrow the thumbs to the guy next to me too. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Jun 28, 2014

    Secret Origin #3 also features the back stories for Batwoman and Red Robin that are both very satisfying reads.  While the issue has the hefty price tag of $4.99 I didn't feel it was money poorly spent.  While it would be easy to argue that another retelling of one of the most classic origins in comics was not needed, Robert Venditti takes the familiar and provides us with a little something more to make it worthwhile.  Five out of five lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jun 28, 2014

    For a new reader, this is a must-read. For a fan, this is still a good way to spend your hard-earned cash. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jun 26, 2014

    For Batfans, if you split the difference between the two scores for the two Bat-related origins, this comes up a straight 7 for Batwoman and Red Robin. Add the Green Lantern story and Bermejo's irresistible cover and that's worth another additional half point. It's a solid effort and overall a pleasant experience, even if it's not likely something you'll be reaching for a second read-through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 1, 2014

    While I feel the retelling of most of these stories is unnecessary, when they feature the right character it can really be a good time.  I'm talking about the Bat Woman, and Red Robin segments to this issue, they really worked, and characters like these and even lower tier ones should be the origins that this title shoots for.  A lot of changes have been made with the New 52, and rehashing origins that have stayed the same during the reboot is just a waste of time.  So even though Green Lantern is featured on this cover you'll want to buy it for the supporting stories, and they are told and drawn really well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Amy Beddoes Jun 25, 2014

    FREEDOM FROM FEAR falls easily into a trap that, sadly, has caught many other stories in this series " no matter the writing quality, it's got nothing to offer. If you're already a Hal Jordan fan, you'll learn nothing new here. If you're new to the character, it doesn't have enough to sell you on him " if you've even bothered to buy the issue in the first place. Still, it checks all the marks necessary for a good Hal introduction, and if I needed to pick an issue to catch a Hal newcomer up, I have to say " this would be first on my list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CharlieRock Aug 16, 2014

    This series really needs to allow three seperate ratings. The GL origin was passable (I'd give it a C- on a report card). The Batwoman origin was excellent (and helpful since she hasn't exactly had an origin story since New 52 came out). Trevor McCarthy is a maestro with the art. Red Robin's origin ... the less said the better. Definitely brings the overall rating of the entire issue down a couple points.

  • 4.5
    Tamère Jul 27, 2014

    Batwoman's story was well written, if a bit too fast-paced for me. the other two, not so much.

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Jun 29, 2014

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