Clean Room #3

Clean Room #3

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 16, 2015 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Self-help guru Astrid Mueller faces some unexpected personal consequences in her latest trip into the Clean Room, where dirty secrets and demons come to life. Meanwhile, intrepid journalist Chloe encounters an unexpected, otherworldly visitor, and assassin Killian gets a good rubdown in Good Things and Celebrity Deaths.

  • 10
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Dec 18, 2015

    Simone and Davis-Hunt continue to develop as a team, and with much of the initial setup of the story in the rearview mirror, Davis-Hunt is able to come to the forefront more often delivering the most unnerving sequences in the comic so far by driving the action through the body language of Dwight Fennister as he reappears following his run in with the monkeys at the climax of the previous issue. Clean Room is, more than ever, an experience that demands to be done as a monthly series as the mysteries continue to unravel. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Zina Hutton Dec 17, 2015

    A lot happened in this issue but it also didn't feel very busy. I love that the way that the plot plays out, each issue giving us answers but also tons of speculation that shatters our existing theories. I've been seeing a lot of comments online calling this current period a renaissance for Vertigo Comics and with the kind of work that we're seeing from creators like Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt, I'm inclined to agree with them. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Dec 17, 2015

    Clean Room is a triumph for the horror comic scene, but its full of so much intrigue that its not painting itself into the horror corner. Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt are clearly working on their opus, and boy, is it a thing of beauty. I find myself checking release dates incessantly to find out when I can ingest more of it. The art is gasp inspiring, and not in a little cutesie anime way. Its just phenomenal work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Dec 17, 2015

    Clean Room #3 is an emotional turning point in the story, in that we unexpectedly (and uncomfortably) find ourselves feeling a little differently about Astrid Mueller. Maybe she's on to something, or maybe she's on something. Or maybe she's just as predatory as we've thought all along. Time will tell, and with the script so flipped, how can you not come back for #4? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 17, 2015

    All told, issue #3 is Simone and Davis-Hunt at their unhinged best. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 17, 2015

    Things get no more normaland a lot more spooky in the third issue of CleanRoom. The story felt, at times, a bit burdensome, but the cuts happened atthe right times to keep me wanting to find out more. Jon Davis-Hunt seems to bein a good groove here, and renders some noteworthy panels that you're gonnahave to look at the comic book to see. Having enjoyed the series thus far, thisinstallment served only to whet my appetite for more, but if you were to hop onto the series with this particular issue I'd expect you'd be fairly well lost.And grossed out. But in a good way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Dec 18, 2015

    Clean Room #3 is a clear example of the "one hand giveth, the other taketh away" paradox. While the umbrella concepts of murderous self-help gurus, sterile spaces that cut into deeply repressed truths, and a mysterious book that induces suicide are all unsettlingly compelling, the minutiae that's underneath is lacking, incomplete, and disordered. Even the characters themselves could be interesting, fully-formed archetypes, but the swift pace of the comic has necessitated brushing over the details that could make Clean Room flourish. Instead, we have a fragmented series of events blanketed by a thin layer of eerie mystery. I feel like I'm still searching for the miracle answer that will fill the hole leaving me unsatisfied with what's around me. The answers have to be in one of these books. Read Full Review

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