The Order #3

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Barry Kitson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 26, 2007 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 26, 2007

    This is also the first issue where I really felt myself starting to care about the protagonists. I kept my guard up at first, fearing Fraction would just banish them like he did the original lineup in the first issue, but I think it's safe to say these characters will be sticking around for the time being. All in all, the third issue of The Order is my favorite so far. I can only hope the fourth one claims that title next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Oct 2, 2007

    Despite my praise for the book, I still feel somewhat ambivalent towards The Order. Whilst I admire its ability to provide large-scale superhero action as well as more low-key character-based drama, the two elements don't always integrate well. I'm enjoying the focus on a different character in each issue, and I find the general concept of the book to be fairly original and entertaining, but the package as a whole doesn't gel perfectly. I'm also a little disappointed that there doesn't seem to be a particularly strong story from issue to issue, as whilst some subplots are gradually gathering momentum, others are left hanging, with last issue's potentially scandalous cliffhanger going completely unaddressed this month. That said, as I gradually get used to the various characters and the team dynamic I find myself warming to the book more and more, and I get the impression that these early chapters will warrant rereading in the light of whatever we learn in the next few issues, as Fracti Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Sep 26, 2007

    Next issue looks like it might focus more on Moholland, at least based on what occurred this issue and previous issues indications. She has one of the more interesting power sets and it should be a good issue. However, it's like we find out about someone and then Fraction forgets about them. No new developments from any of the characters featured in the previous issues and it looks like it will be similar treatment for every issue for the foreseeable future. I'll stick with this for the first six issues, but this book is on the chopping block at this point. Not because it is overly bad or has poor art, but because it fails at the one thing stories shouldn't. It does not engage me and I have no reason to care for the characters or events happening to them. Read Full Review

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