Memetic #3

Memetic #3

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eryk Donovan Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 24, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

Day Three is finally upon us. As Marcus's dwindling team makes its final lastassault on the compound of the supposed creator of the meme, Aaron comes to grips with his shocking loss and the impending apocalypse.

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - Walt Keegan Dec 30, 2014

    James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan delivered an ending to Memetic that I did not expect but one that was fitting and satisfying. Not every story needs to wrapped up in a happy little bow. They take Memetic not to where you think it's going but to whereit has to go " sad and tragic but with a glimmer of satisfaction from both lead characters. Boom has been publishing some challenging and excellent series of late and Memetic is a feather in their hat. And I for one welcome our new alien overlords. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Dec 23, 2014

    We finally see who is behind all of this, how insane he is, and see all of his reasons for what he has done. Aaron searches for a person who is just as much trouble as he is, and ultimately finds that he isn't alone anymore. It's the exciting conclusion of what has been a great story and amazing artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Robin Callaghan Dec 24, 2014

    Memetic #3 provides a strong end to this miniseries that -while bleak- is a fitting finale to this dark tale, all of which is aided hugely by great artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 23, 2014

    A good conclusion largely because it's so damn horrific and surprising. Characters make hard choices which makes the reader take a hard and close look at themselves too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Dec 24, 2014

    It'll be surprising if you know exactly what to feel at this ending. Because there's so much going on and so much to think about, it's hard to come away with one distinct feeling about what happened other than deciding it was a good story. There's a great interaction between Tynion and Donovan at the end as they debrief from creating this incredible story that will - hopefully - help readers debrief and decompress as well. Memetic delivered in three issues what a lot of ongoing series fail to do in its entire run: a complete story that makes you think, with diverse, three-dimensional characters and a plot that makes it easy for us to become invested in said characters. When it comes to the end of the world, I guess that's all we can ever ask for. Read Full Review

  • 8.4 - Chase Magnett Dec 29, 2014

    Memetic promised a shocking apocalyptic horror story and it delivered in a big way. It is a fast paced blend of action, terror, and psychological thrills that never slows down, unleashing new chills even in the final panel. Tynion and Donovan have provided an excellent, fast paced ride of a mini-series from start to finish. Memetic may not have gotten the hype it deserved, but that doesnt mean its too late to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Dec 29, 2014

    "Memetic" closes on a bizarre, eclectic note that will stick with readers long after they've put this book away. In its final chapter, the book just sinks its claws into you with ringing, enduring despair and a feeling of absolute inevitability. Fresh, breathtaking, and wholly mesmerizing, "Memetic" #3 is the horror genre at its best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Dec 31, 2014

    Memetic has had its ups and downs in the scant three issues of its existence, with a bit of spoiled filler between two substantial slices of bread. I do think that it could have used more time and even pacing, but then I'd also be worried it would dip back into unfulfilling affairs of the heart. I do hope, however, that this team (or something very much like it) can come back, and maybe explore other corners of this universe. As enticing as the ending is, I don't think we need a follow-up (and wouldn't want one), but a parallel narrative would be fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Yamini C Dec 25, 2014

    Overall, Memetic #3makes for a nihilistic takeon the contemporary social media paradigm, much like it's preceding two issues, but nonetheless a very fascinating and thought-provoking one. Anyone looking for a solid resolution will be disappointed, but that would be missing the point of this comic. The best horror stories are the ones that can tap into the beating pulse of society and turn everyday issues into something truly terrifying — and with this conclusion to theMemeticmini-series, Tynion and Donovan have accomplished just that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jan 2, 2015

    I don't want to spoil the story for anyone who is keen to read it (though I'm certainly not going to recommend the series) but the ending simultaneously felt like it left too much unresolved, clipping off in the middle of a thought, while at the same time coming totally out of left field. Not necessarily bad, if you like that sort of thing, but it seems to be something I personally don't like, so I'm going to be personally a bit more wary of Tynion's storytelling in future. Read Full Review

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