Thanos Imperative #3

Thanos Imperative #3

Writer: Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett Artist: Miguel Sepulvelda Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 11, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Aug 11, 2010

    Book for book, this has been one of the best weeks for comics in recent memory. It's doubly enjoyable for the fact that these books haven't really been treading the same ground. This book, in particular, is a testament to Marvel's success at retooling and revamping their cosmology into a space opera that can go toe-to-toe with any other brand of galactic adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 12, 2010

    Ive really enjoyed this story so far, but this issue really raises the bar as Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning introduce some of the highest concepts Ive seen from there. There are definitely shades of writers like Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison, and 4th World-era Jack Kirby in this issue. I really like that each scene in this issue throws something new into the mix that builds the tension even morethis story goes from huge to epic rather quickly. The art is definitely a step up as well. While I still dont think we are seeing the best of Miguel Sepulvedas line work (again, I refer to the sketch pages from the back of issue #1), but Jay David Ramos definitely seems to be coloring with more attention to detail here. This is definitely the strongest issue yet from this miniseries and after seeing the awesome debut of Novas strike team, Ive got a feeling it is only going to get better from here! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Aug 12, 2010

    Story: [star]4.5star] Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 11, 2010

    In terms of the visuals, Miguel Sepulveda's art is quite up to the standard set last month, but still more consistent and detailed than it was in issue #1. Sepulveda has proven to be a far better fit for the series than I would have expected. And aside from one or two missteps this month, The Thanos Imperative is on very firm footing. These next three issues should make for excellent reading indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Aug 11, 2010

    The Thanos Imperative is a great series, and this book offered a lot of reveal, but I felt that somehow the temperature get turned down on this issue. I'm still going to buy issue #4, but I loved issues #1 and #2 more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Aug 11, 2010

    This is sadly DnAs weakest work since becoming the architects of the cosmic Marvel Universe, which is too bad since I was so hyped for this book. There is still room to improve and if Abnett and Lanning can bring Thanos into the story more, it could be a hugely awesome series. The general plot is there and the characters are there, I just want to see the actual issues grow into the framework and deliver the story and crazy action I want to see. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Aug 12, 2010

    The weakest issue of the series so far, "The Thanos Imperative" #3 still has some very good positives as the two groups of heroes prepare to strike against the Cancerverse forces. While the explanation of how the Cancerverse came to be is a smart idea, the execution is lacking and doesn't delve into how Mar-Vell could turn so easily enough. Otherwise, a solid, quiet issue before the coming storm. Read Full Review

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