The Dark and Bloody #3

The Dark and Bloody #3

Writer: Shawn Aldridge Artist: Scott Godlewski Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

As Iris learns about more killings and how they connect to his days in Iraq, the truth of what happened during his military tour and how that connects him to Ayah is finally revealed. As retribution gets closer, he has to think fast to find a way to keep the monster his violence created from walking through his front door.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 13, 2016

    This is undoubtedly the strongest issue of the series so far, and serves as a true testament to the creative synergy of both writer and artist. Everything is measured, everything is controlled, but that only makes the unfolding horror all the more unsettling as events play out with an almost morbid certainty. Will Iris survive the demons of his past as they come looking for him? Does he even deserve to? Simply put, THE DARK AND THE BLOODY is one of the most utterly compelling horror titles on the shelves today, and deserves to be seen by as many wide, terrified eyes as possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 14, 2016

    I would have to say this is the strongest issue to date, so I'm looking forward to seeing where this thing goes as it continues to spread its wings. You'll get that after you see the final page. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 14, 2016

    By virtue of it being an issue of exposition, some of the forward momentum is put on hold and The Dark and the Bloody is forced to spin a couple of its wheels this month. Nevertheless, there are still more questions than answers, with the supernatural undercurrent opening up even more puzzles on the Middle Eastern side of the tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 13, 2016

    This issue delivers a solid second half that's gripping and painful to get through which is something horror can rarely do. The story however continues to feel too slow and it's becoming harder to care as it reaches at straws for meaning. Read Full Review

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