Folklords #3

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Matt Smith Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 22, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Outside of the village, life is no fairy tale-and Ansel has learned this the hard way. Betrayed by one of his traveling companions, Ansel finds himself at the mercy of Hanz and Greta. He needs to escape before the worst happens, but the siblings have a story for him, and the truth is more gruesome than he could have imagined.

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Shamus Clancy Jan 21, 2020

    Folklords #3 is another engaging tale from Matt Kindt's fantasy mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Jan 23, 2020

    Now we're getting somewhere. The diversion from the trope I was hoping for is beginning to unfold. Taking Hansel and Gretel and effectively making them serial killers makes a nice (albeit creepy) change. I found Matt Smith's interpretation of Greta's artistic style to be reminiscent of that of Quentin Blake, illustrator of many of Roald Dahl's books, which works beautifully, since great many of Dahl's characters were, well, whackadoodle. I also appreciated the name given to the man who took Greta and Hanz in and taught them the delicate art of torture"Tines. Like, on a fork. I mean, what else would you call a dude who lived in a house made of food? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Jan 21, 2020

    As unpredictable as the structure is, it manages to stay entertaining throughout. The suspense is kept up in this issue and a sense of action and adventure is there too. Ansel’s determination is driving him and the story. The questions are getting bigger and the answers seem to be getting closer. But, this series has subverted my expectations before, will it do it again? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jan 23, 2020

    Folklords #3 fully invested me back into this dark and twisted series. Where before I had merely been curious, now I sincerely can't wait to see what happens next. The creative storytelling style alongside the darker elements has made this a series to follow. And I for one am looking forward to seeing where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Jan 24, 2020

    "Folklords" #3 is a book that uses every aspect of the medium to tell a story about the true nature of a folk tale monster. While impressive, it does take some time to realize just what the creative team is up to. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Connor Casey Jan 22, 2020

    At the very least this issue gives us a new character to root for, but very little else. Read Full Review

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