Lucas Stand #3

Writer: Kurt Sutter, Caitlin Kittredge Artist: Jesus Hervas Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

Lucas heads to Deadwood circa 1879 and begins to question Gadriel's motives.

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 15, 2016

    Lucas Stand continues to be a real treat for anyone interested in strong serialized storytelling with a deeply original premise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Aug 18, 2016

    For a comic which has started well over its previous two issues, Lucas Stand here reaches a pinnacle thus far, really finding its feet in balancing the ongoing saga of Lucas' deal with not quite the Devil with his own serious personal issues. It's just a great concept, fusing the supernatural with time travel with a hard-edged, violent, profane kind of pulp storytelling which befits the kind of world Kurt Sutter can create better than most, and if we keep getting issues which balance time periods like this with moral stories and strong character work, Lucas Stand could rank as a great comic book when the day is done. Pick it up if you haven't already. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jim Taylor Aug 18, 2016

    Hervs and Metcalfe's artwork is still mired in a subdued palette of greys and pinks, but the oppressive tones and shadowy linework are actually completely appropriate to accompany this story of moral ambiguity and tortuous redemption. The soot and grime of the old west are splattered across the pages during Lucas' time-hopping scenes, and although Hervs' character work is a little undifferentiated, there's some genuine creepiness on display once the monster reveals itself. Lucas Stand #3 is a flawed installment, but Sutter's intriguing story ideas and the persistent atmosphere of dread mixed with faint hope make you want to read the next one right away. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Aug 24, 2016

    That being said, I like what Hervs and colorist Adam Metcalfe did with the setting this time around, with the gritty lines and dusty tones lending themselves perfectly to the old west. Their ability to make imposing figures out of Tempters serves the story well and I'm interested to see what they do with their next setting. The placement of some narration served to chop the action of certain scenes, and not in a good way, but being halfway through this limited series already, there's not so much left that I won't come back for the next mission. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Zeb Larson Aug 17, 2016

    This issue is also helped out a lot by Dedham, who gets along almost too well with Lucas. I say "too well" because their association can only last for this go around, and it's a shame to lose interesting repartee. Oh well. I've no doubt that the next issue should produce some interesting material, even if I can sense where the twist is going to come in. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Aug 17, 2016

    This comic still has those elements that I enjoyed from issue one and two, the Quantum Leap meets Hellblazer vibe, it is just let down by the central characterization. Clichs take over and the plot gets lost. At some points it may even make you think of the Doctor Who episode A Town Called Mercy but that probably isn't a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    CriticWithNoName Sep 9, 2016

    Boom has a long and glorious history of, ahem, "paying homage" to other people's works. When "The Martian" came out, Boom has a series about stranded astronauts on Venus. At least they changed the planet... Now here's a book that gets to ride the coattails of the old TV show Brimstone and any other period show they can think of (in this issue it's Deadwood). It's not worth your time and if you're a fan of Sons of Anarchy, watch the show.

  • 6.0
    LocoNasty Sep 3, 2016

  • 5.0
    Earl Nuce Aug 27, 2016

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