Planetoid #3

Planetoid #3

Writer: Ken Garing Artist: Ken Garing Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 22, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12
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Having made a stand against the cyborg militia, Silas must now lead the tribes in building a settlement.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 22, 2012

    This book has really had a Cinderella journey and it deserves every bit of praise that it receives. We’ve been following it from the beginning and let me just say that I’m not the only one that feels this title is great. Don’t let the fact that it’s a sci-fi title scare you away; as the plot progress that becomes more of a set piece then a driving force. What can I say, this yet another great creator owned book from Image Comics and I wouldn’t be too surprised if Hollywood comes knocking. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekality - Julius Freeman Aug 21, 2012

    Many Sci-Fi stories involve space travel or intergalactic wars between different alien races. Not this book. This is a survival book, in the same likes as that of a zombie book only it takes place in an alien planet. The end of the issue leaves you petrified for the survivors who already have such a fragile state of hope. The comic book industry wouldnt survive if writers and artists didnt do a great job hooking you in the end of every issue. Ken Garing, to my understanding is new to print, is already a master of this craft. He exploded onto the scene and, from the looks of it, will remain here for many years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Aug 24, 2012

    This isn't the action packed book the first two issues were and that is just fine as far as I'm concerned. While much slower paced, it gives the readers a moment to sit back and take a breath. From every minute detail, such as a woman's smile or a rover's helmet, there is always something new to see in every read through. As both the writer and the artist, Garing has achieved a simplicity and beauty that even the most seasoned of writers haven't begun to scratch the surface of. I can't recommend this book highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Aug 23, 2012

    Ken Garing's Planetoid is truly something special. Garing is telling an engaging science fiction story of survival and triumphing over adversity, and one of the most exciting parts is how the emphasis of each issue has changed while still remaining true to the wider narrative. Judging by the closing page of the issue, the greatest challenges for this new stage of Silas' life are yet to come, and I'm excited to see what happens. Good on you if you're already reading this. If not, you can buy this full-colour, ad-free, thirty page beauty at your local shop or online at Comixology. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 27, 2012

    I can't recommend this series and issue more. In just three oversized issues, Ken Garing has created a very believable and functioning world and some interesting characters. Must read" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 3, 2012

    Garing employs a gritty style that suits his seemingly barren, harsh title setting quite well. It took me a while to put my finger on it, but I finally realized what his artwork reminded me of: the style of Jim (Electric Warrior) Baikie. There's also a strong Kevin (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) O'Neil riff in Garing's figures and designs. He always seems to convey the immense, barren nature of the backdrop incredibly well, and the scope of the main undertaking here with the winch captures the enormity of what the survivors have set out to do, which makes there accomplishment seem like an even greater triumph. The flat colours, browns and greys, further reinforce the inhospitable nature of where the characters find themselves, and in turn, they allow the occasional splashes of green - representing life and nature - seem all the more encouraging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Aug 9, 2012

    Garing uses more dialogue than previous issues, but there are still those beautifully drawn silent moments that elevate the book. One full page is something as simple as a kite flying in the air, but it serves the story and looks beautiful. Garing continues to please with Planetoid. I give this issue a 4/5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Aug 8, 2012

    In short, its still too early to tell, but Planetoid is beginning to certainly make a name for itself. It looks beautiful, reads very well and never patronizes or bores the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - theSandman Aug 20, 2012

    My favorite part of "Planetoid" are the full page panels. In this issue Garing takes a full page to depict a solitary, lazy kite flying in the sky. This image, which appears near the end of the issue, is symbolic of the "spirit of humanity," linking perspective, the sky and hope inextricably . Of course this all comes crashing down on the last page of the comic, setting up the confrontation between Silas and the evil robots. The introduction of beauty was short lived in "Planeotid," but a much needed addition. The reader has seen that Silas is no mere survivalist, and that he now has something to fight for besides himself. I can't wait for what will surely be a stunning conclusion in the next 2 issues of "Planetoid". Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 22, 2012

    "Planetoid" #3 even finds time to mix in a little bit of action and conflict. After all, we still need something to drive the story forward and make people want to keep reading. I'd say that "Planetoid" #3 is the best issue of the series to date; this is the sort of comic that just gets better every month. If you haven't read this little gem from Image, now is a great time to give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Aug 21, 2012

    After reading the last issue, I was prepared to ditch this series all together, but after reading this latest issue, it opened up a new & interesting chapter and completely hooked me back in. I’m like the Micheal Corleone of Planetoid, “Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in!” If you’re a little late with this series, try to find issue #1 & #2 or like a lot of people, just wait for the trade. To get a general idea about this series and without too many spoilers, check out my reviews for issue #1 & #2 available now. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Aug 23, 2012

    This series started out so well, with an interesting premise and some great artwork. Sadly though, three issues in, the series hasn't really had any memorable moments, as the plot just trundles along with no clear focus. Read Full Review

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