The Goddamned #3

The Goddamned #3

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: R. M. Guera Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

"...and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." Genesis 4:15?

  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 23, 2016

    Never boring but always haunting, exciting, surprising or all three at once. The Goddamned is why we read comics: there are no limits as story and chances dance on a razor's edge. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Feb 24, 2016

    While it's not entirely clear just where these two creators are going with this story, I can honestly say that, at this point, I simply don't care. Actually, allow me to clarify that; what I mean is that, given how completely and utterly captivated I am by the world Aaron and Gura have created, with its beautiful squalor and mesmerisingly shocking levels of violence and depravity, I honestly can't think of a single direction they could take where I wouldn't keep picking this book up each and every time they decide to put an issue on the shelves. The best new title from Image Comics in a long, long time, and that isn't a compliment I give away lightly. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Mar 1, 2016

    In this light, The Goddamned is a New Testament take on an Old Testament tale, less focused on the storm clouds gathering overhead a wicked world deserving of wrath, and more so on subverting the text to elicit in the reader a deeper contemplation of the question as to who actually constitute the sheep and the goats in our own postdiluvian period. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Feb 26, 2016

    If you're not already readingThe Goddamned, you probably should be. Sure, there may not be much of a story yet, but it definitely feels like it's building towards something. We're also starting to get some actual characterization, in addition to the visceral action from the first two issues. Plus, it's only three issues in, so it's a decent time to get onboard. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Feb 24, 2016

    Without beating around the bush, The Goddamned probably isn't safe for younger readers (okay, it's really not), but it's a refreshingly brilliant comic that has absolutely no spandex in sight.There's a lot of detail within these pages, everything from the words a character uses, to their speech patterns to the art itself. We're still two issues away from the first trade paperback (which will be released in June), so it's still too early to tell if the series will be one that's highly recommended years down the road, but as it stands, I wouldn't be surprised if that's the case. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Feb 24, 2016

    My about-face on The Goddamned continues after this issue, thanks to a combined visual and narrative style that evokes its story better than the source material. Which is the fucking bible, by the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 25, 2016

    While I've been a fan of the Jason Aaron/R.M. Guera partnership since the first issue of Scalped, I wasn't expecting Guera to blow me away as much as he has with this new series. Guera's art has reached an entirely new level with The Goddamned. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Feb 29, 2016

    The Goddamned is a gorgeously illustrated and pleasantly foul book that wants you to realize the distinction between animals and humans really isn't all that great. That when push comes to shove, when all artifice is stripped away from our societal trappings, all we'll ever really look out for is number one. Aaron & Guera don't bother obscuring this truism, that when we survey an emerald-hued utopia from our ivory towers, we often daydream of jamming our blades deep into the throats of our enemy. The Goddamned takes care to remind us that our sense of entitlement will trump altruism on most days. Amidst the grit and grime, humanity does occasionally show its softer side, but you're going to have to work pretty hard to navigate the muck in order to find it. Read Full Review

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