Three #3

Three #3

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Ryan Kelly Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Curse the Spartan who is a Trembler. Shave his beard. Rip his cloak. Beat or spit on him if you will. If you found yourself condemned in such a fashion, a few short years after all of Sparta's men ran, the hypocrisy could bite. Discover why it's not just the helots who suffer under Spartan Law, and discover what a Trembler plans for the three slaves responsible for his shame...

  • 10
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Dec 11, 2013

    Instead of throwing random fast balls for shock value, all the action from Three feels natural and well paced. Kelly and Bellaire continue to knock each panel of the pack, and Gillen doesn't hold back with the writing either, always creating an interesting aura and tone in the book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Dec 13, 2013

    With all of these elements going for it, "Three" is simply masterful. It's also full of masters"but I'll stop punning. Go get the issue already. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Philip Suson Dec 13, 2013

    The art by Ryan Kelly has generally been good for this series. He seems to be a writer that loves to fill the panel with as much as he can without it looking like a mess. He succeeds at this, for the most part. The detail in some of the work is extraordinary and you can tell that this is a dark world that the characters do indeed live in. The night scenes at the end give off a very haunting aura that has to be the best art in the series to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Dec 12, 2013

    Three pulls no punches in telling a story that is as compelling as it is ruthless in its depiction of the glory-free nature of Sparta. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jan 3, 2014

    Of course, Ryan Kelly's art is stellar. This is probably the best Ryan Kelly work in a while. His particular style fits the tone of the book, and the visuals he provides of Ancient Greece are little less than breath taking. The artwork is stunningly excellent, and, to some, may justify the price of entry on its own. It's great to see that this book has turned around, keeping the strengths of its first two issues and adding onto them by fixing most of the problems with the book's first two issues. Even if they aren't completely gone, at least this book is on the right track. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shahriar Mowla Jan 12, 2014

    In the third installment of Gillen and Kelly's THREE, everything escalates to a certain level and to such a degree that after reading it you can be sure that this carefully researched historical comic book deserves its place in your pull list. Damas, Terpander and Klaros continue to flee in search of a sanctuary while the Spartans prepare to foil their every attempt. Through Arimnestos' tragic fate as well as that of Damas' husband, Gillen, once again, brilliantly narrates the cruelty of the Spartan society. The conversation between Arimnestos and his mother is pure drama and I loved every single panel of it. Ryan Kelly's work shines more than it ever did in the first two issues. This time, the artist hits it out of the park with an array of different perspectives and the last page showcases a brilliant example. The action sequences between the Three and the guards also exhibit the talents of Kelly. The panels where Klaros takes out the knife from his victim and aims and throws it towards another guard are well executed. The close-ups manage to capture the feelings of the characters brilliantly. I just can't wait to read the next issue!

  • 8.5
    PurplePenguin Mar 24, 2015

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