The Kitchen #3

The Kitchen #3

Writer: Ollie Masters Artist: Ming Doyle Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Kath and Raven continue to solidify their bloody hold over the rackets of Hells Kitchen, and we get a glimpse into their childhood and what it was like being rival siblings of the toughest Irish gangster in New York.

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Jan 26, 2015

    Ming is the artist here, with Jordie Bellaire on colours, Clem Robins on letters and Becky Cloonan on the cover. Superb artwork once again. The inclusion of Tommy means that things take a rather brutal turn, and the opening pages definitely make that plain, especially when Tommy just straight up kills the blackmailer Nicky by shooting him in the face and then cuts his body up into little pieces to dispose of his corpse without a trace. Chilling indeed and the expression on Tommy's face definitely sells it as well. Even in the other pages, the art and the colours are always great, and I had a blast flipping through the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jan 26, 2015

    The cast of The Kitchen hasundergone a significant transformation from their place in the first issue.Kath and her team of ladies have gone from simply maintaining their jailed husbands' operation to commanding respect from not only the neighborhood, but other organizations within the city as well. One particular interaction between Raven and a member of the Queens-based Gargano Family, hinting that the events of the past issues may catch up to the protagonists. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 21, 2015

    The Kitchen #3 is another good issue of the mini-series, though not as good as the previous ones. This felt a bit lacking in the strong character writing we got previously and the story still felt like it was setting things up. Nothing here really ruined the comic by any means though and overall, the writing and artwork were still fantastic. While a bit disappointing, the comic is still worth your time checking out and reading, especially if you have been liking everything up until now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 21, 2015

    Vertigo's offering of THE KITCHEN is one of the better pieces of storytelling we've seen in quite some time. It's straightforward and there's nothing super-natural or out of this world about it. It's simply just about a group of women trying to survive in world that is vaguely familiar to them. Masters, Doyle and Bellaire keep raising the bar issue to issue with this mini-series and this issue really leaves the reader wanting more. While there were some problems with the inking in a few scenes, overall, this was a great issue. I highly recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Jan 21, 2015

    The Kitchen,on the whole,is telling a female story in a genre that has been, for so long, owned by menand it's telling a damn good one. It is a book that I would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a good gangster story, regardless of their gender.However, this particular issue did not quite clear the high bar that the seriesset for itself in the two issues previous. It's precisely because the start was so amazing that I'm underwhelmed by the latest installment.The story was not quite as engaging and I wanted the female presence to be as strong here as it was in the past. Still, with that strength in mind, I thinkThe Kitchenwill be a book-to-watch in the coming months and I'm certainly looking forward to what February will bring. Read Full Review

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