The Life After #3

The Life After #3

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Gabo Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The afterlife is even more perilous than Jude and his new pal Ernest Hemingway thought. Enter deadly angels, forgotten souls, and that most dastardly element of all - bureaucracy. Added Bonus: the complete origin of the universe in three pages! From the twisted mind behind THE BUNKER and the nimble hands of breakout artist Gabo.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 17, 2014

    I've said it a ton of times on the Comic Vine podcast, but I love this book. I have this strange place for it in my heart. It's not a happy-go-lucky book nor is it one of those books we'd call "fun." It's essentially purgatory. There are delightful moments here and there, but the overall start of this series was pretty depressing. All-in-all, I'm really loving THE LIFE AFTER and if you're looking for something a bit out there that provides an interesting story and one hell of a journey, then this book is for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 16, 2014

    Go out and pick this series up immediately. You'll be dyingfor more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Sep 17, 2014

    “The Life After” #3 is one of those special concepts that doesn't come around very often. At only three issues in there is still plenty of time to catch up and get on board before this series becomes a massive hit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Sep 19, 2014

    The Life After #3 is smart and incredibly well-executed. You should read it. The issue is accepting of whatever you want to think and believe, so why not give it the chance to entertain you? Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Sep 16, 2014

    The Life After #3 continues the short-running tradition of being a work of extraordinary imagination and ingenuity. These are ancient concepts given a modern comic book flair and it seems to get better with every installment. This seems like the perfect book for the type of people who gravitate toward comic booksso, you! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Sep 17, 2014

    Its only been three issues so far ofThe Life Afterand I know theres so much more to see. Fialkov and Gabo seem to be on track to give us just enough to intrigue readers for what is happening and what is come. All of this plus monthly doses of Hemingway for good measure! I know Fialkov has dabbled in mainstream work for bothMarvelandDC.Im curious how hes done working for such big publishers. I will definitely start hunting his other stuff down now that I know what hes capable of unrestricted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Sep 18, 2014

    Next issue looks to be as interesting as the story has been so far as the Foreman has been granted the ability to handle this situation on his own and has chosen to negotiate with “the man from downstairs.” As the world building continues, and Fialkov introduces more characters it will be very exciting to see what lies ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Sep 18, 2014

    The Life After #3 is rather choppy to follow and the story does not flow as well as the previous two books. Gabo's art continues to keep the vibe of weirdness on almost every page and Fialkov's dialogue with Hemingway is fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 17, 2014

    What I don't get is that the recap in the beginning of the issue makes this story sound a lot better than it is. There's interesting aspects of the story, but it's inconsistent with its pacing and characters. Sometimes it drags, other times it speeds forward and frankly all that's doing is making me question why I'm putting myself though the experience. What's worse is that the series seems to falling into "average" territory at an alarming rate which is really boring to read. But hey, maybe I'm just not a "here's my take on heaven and hell" type of guy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    xiombarg Sep 18, 2014

    Even though this story is reasonably well done, I can't decide if I really like it. It seems like the gimmick of the last decade in comic books is to offer up extreme re-imaginings of the history of real people or fictional characters that are otherwise relatively well established. This time it's Hemingway and Christian theology. Well, hmm. To be perfectly honest I would much prefer this story if it left out the pseudo-Christian mumbo jumbo and let it's weirdness be more organic instead of trying to hinge onto a subject that is all too familiar.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Sep 28, 2014

    Not as good as the first two issues, but still an enjoyable read.

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