Ivar, Timewalker #3

Ivar, Timewalker #3

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Ivar, the man called Timewalker, has been through ancient battlefields, political assassinations, the beginning of time, the invention of time travel, the great wars, and the distant future. (And that was only in the first two issues!) Now, he faces his greatest threat yet…himself! What secret does THE TIMEWALKER hold that will unlock his interest in Neela and flip our very definition of time travel on its head? Can a man resigned to forever walk through time truly make up for the mistakes of his past? And just who is the mysterious sociopathic leader of Oblivi-1, and why does she have such an interest in Ivar and Neela’s time traveling team-up?

  • 10
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Mar 15, 2015

    One of the strongest titles in Valiant's line-up and one that can be enjoyed all its own, if you're up for honest to goodness adventure and a healthy dose of "wtf?" faces. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Henry Starling Mar 16, 2015

    OMG this was a fun read! Lots of laughs, action, and intrigue. I could not put it down until I was done. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Mar 18, 2015

    In the end, I really have nothing to say about this issue of Ivar, Timewalker except "Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!" This series blends action, humour, and mystery and character development better than any other comic I've read in some time. Every issue is a blast to read, with each one leaving me wanting more. If you've not yet given this series a go then I implore you to do so, as you really are doing a disservice to yourself in letting Ivar, Timewalker pass you by. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Mar 27, 2015

    Ivar, Timewalker continues to impress. This is Van Lente and Henry firing on all cylinders, crafting a big, bold, complex time travel story that manages to avoid the pitfalls of the genre. It's proving to be one of the more entertaining and satisfying issues on the rack every month and if you haven't given it a shot yet, you really should. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen Mar 21, 2015

    Ivar, Timewalker #3 is an impressive issue, with a fast-moving plot and compelling characters. With a protagonist as secretive and deceptive as Ivar, there's always a new secret to be uncovered, for readers as well as for Neela. After the way this issue upends the relationship between Ivar and Neela, with Neela's trust in Ivar broken, seeing where the characters go from here is going to be an interesting journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Brady Steele Mar 18, 2015

    The covers have been iconic and beautifully simplistic from the get-go. This month's beauty by Raul Allen is no exception. Each one looks like an oh-so enticing movie I know people would line up for. Thankfully, it's selling something better than a movie"it's a great comic book! Like every good 80s action romp, Ivar, Timewalker #3 keeps the good times rolling for all to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Valiant Central - Jesse Izdepski Mar 18, 2015

    I have to go on record as saying that CLAYTON HENRY's understanding of depth, perspective, and proportion is flawless. if you ever get the chance to hold and view his work up close, you will be shocked at how clean and smooth each line is. I personally did not fully appreciate or understand his mastery of pencil and ink until given the chance to physically see how much quality and effort he puts into each page; while at the same time NEVER ONCE overdoing it. He makes it easy for BRIAN REBER and ANDERW DALHOUSE to add colours and bring each page to life. Again, CLAYTON HENRY was the perfect artist to draw this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Mar 15, 2015

    Ivar clearly has his own agenda, and much like the Doctor, tends to go about things in his own way. It is an easy assumption to make that he knows everything that has/will happen, but is that true? Only time, as walked by Ivar and Neela, will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Mar 18, 2015

    Ivar, Timewalker #3 is the first time the series comes down from its debut high. While it still proves to be an extremely promising series, constantly engaging, and features quality art and writing, it's downfall comes at the hands of an growing complexity of the storyline. Jeff Daniels had a line in the movie Looper that went "All this time travel shit, just fries your brain like an egg." Let's hope Ivar, Timewalker doesn't continue on that current trajectory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 17, 2015

    Ivar, Timewalker #3 may not be as exciting as the previous issues, with the serious nature of the events draining the energy that's been built up so far, but that in no way means that it sucks. Having wonderful depth, and intense character actions, the issue shows that despite being humorous and wacky, there's a dramatic focus to this tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Mar 24, 2015

    Ultimately, this oddball combination of ideas causes Ivar, Timewalker #3 to suffer from a bit of identity crisis. The book can't decide if it wants to be a swashbuckling adventure, a cautionary tale, or a parody of modern society. Despite its uneven nature, Ivar remains an entertaining alternative to corporate comics. Read Full Review

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