The Fearless Defenders #3

The Fearless Defenders #3

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Will Sliney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 10, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
6.2Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

WARRIOR WOMAN joins the Defenders! Who is she? And why is she back from the dead ?Plus! A city of silent superheroes.And: Defenders vs. Doom Maidens!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Apr 10, 2013

    One of the things that makes reading this issue great is Bunn's dialogue. There are some great scenes shared by Hippolyta and Valkyrie where both claim their respective heritages to be the better of the two, and these scenes are fun. The story progresses and feels a bit cliche at moments (particularly the scenes featuring the story's villain), but overall it's a fun issue with a pretty crazy cliff-hanger at the very end. Bunn has put together an interesting team and this issue is considerably better than issue #2. I for one am definitely looking forward to the continuation of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Ket's Comics - Michael Bowie Apr 15, 2013

    So, I wasn't sure hat I was going to get with Fearless Defenders when I picked up the first issue, but it continues to prove itself a fun, entertaining title and is quickly working its way up the list of books I look forward to reading every month. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 11, 2013

    Bunn ups the ante with the issue's conclusion, which sees one of her Fearless Defenders confronting with something she just might fear more than death itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Apr 11, 2013

    Overall, this is a fairly enjoyable read. I enjoy the idea of an all-female cast facing all-female villains, without it spiraling into immediate camp or exploitation. (Beyond the acceptable level of camp that is inherent to these characters, of course, which I personally find endearing.) Bunn delivers a lot of good dialogue, and keeps the action balanced with some interesting plot twists. That said, I still have trouble taking Caroline Le Fay seriously as it stands right now, but the overall story is still entertaining enough to keep me engaged. Slineys artwork, while not as grating as last issue, is by far the weakest part of the series. It is entirely too generic and cheesecake-y for my tastes, and when you have a cast composed entirely of women (of varying ethnicities and body types, mind you), its hard to overlook his inadequacies with the female form. A fun book with disappointing artwork, it falls a little flat, but still finds its stride as a kitschy adventure title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 14, 2013

    In short, we have a good but not great issue, where the art and dialogue outshine some problems of pacing, leading to an above-average comic book. The title page is also a hoot, featuring Misty and Val arguing with each other as they explain what has happened thus far, using the best part of the book to great advantage. With any luck, Hippolyta's character solidifies into something that's clearly not Wonder Woman, and we'll get past the need to explain all the bits and pieces of backstory and back to the fun interactions. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Apr 11, 2013

    This should be a really great book. It should be about a bunch of badass ladies doing a bunch of badass things and spitting in the face of the idea that a superhero comic needs a big, burly dude in tights to make it sell. But everything is played so safe, so conservative that there feels like there's no stakes in the story. For a third issue, where the stakes of the first arc should be ramping up, we're left with an empty fight and a lot of dialogue. Which would be okay for any other mediocre, run of the mill comic, but it kills me to see it in this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 15, 2013

    The final page "cliffhanger" isn't charged with any sort of suspense. It packs a revelation and asks the reader for reaction, but the revelation just isn't must-see. It's a nice thread pulled out for next issue, but seems like a limp break, most likely the result of this issue being written for a longer story. Truly, "Fearless Defenders" #3 is a snippet from a longer arc and reads as such, but that doesn't stop it from providing some entertainment and solid character bits for future issues as the team continues to coagulate while Bunn tries to find appropriate voices for each of Valkyrie's new allies. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Apr 11, 2013

    Generally, I dislike doing bad reviews. However, sometimes it needs to be done – certain things need to be called out. There is history here which has been ignored. Bad on Cullen Bunn for writing the story without taking the recently used Disir into account alongside of Dani Moonstar already. Bad on the editors of this book for letting it happen. I'm looking more critically at many of the titles I pick up regularly, and as a long-time reader I'm getting more and more disappointed at what I am seeing at times coming out of the big 2. I think some of the upper people at Marvel (and DC) need to take a good, hard look at what they are putting out and truly think about what they are publishing. But that's a discussion for another day. Suffice to say, this will be the last issue of Fearless Defenders I will be picking up. Read Full Review

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