Victor LaValle's Destroyer #3

Writer: Victor LaValle Artist: Dietrich Smith Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
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8.8User Rating

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Dr. Baker holds Shelley and Byron in her underground lab as she unveils her rebooted son Akai for the first time.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Ashley Gibbs Jul 19, 2017

    What we have here, when you strip away the science fiction aspects, is a tale of broken dreams. Unfortunately history and modern day events have proven that the law doesn't always do what it should and many have lost their life because of it. Dr. Baker's current psyche is a result of that, her innocent son gunned down by a cop and then not given any justice either. As she reads the story of Victor Frankenstein she states that perhaps he wasn't mad with power but instead mad with grief and while the creature may not agree with her, this is definitely a reflection on how she herself feels. Destroyer #3 offers great insight into its characters, even ones that aren't shown much. Despite the decent amount of backstory presented in this issue, there is still more to learn and I look forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Jul 23, 2017

    While I absolutely loved the character insight, ultimately not a whole lot happened until the last couple pages of the issue. And the events that did happen just left me going, WHY IS THIS THE LAST PAGE?! which, I mean, is a good thing, but it just ends. Just, hey, here's this epic climax that's about to start"just kidding, you have to wait a month. This is a minuscule complaint compared to the awesome praise this comic deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 21, 2017

    There is plenty of substance to this rework of a classic examination of humanity. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 17, 2017

    A story that sheds light on the character motivations, but is filled with too many flashbacks though they tell important historical moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Forrest Sayrs Jul 24, 2017

    The message may have gotten muddled, but as a setup for things to come, this issue is ultimately fine. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Jul 23, 2017

    With ups and downs in story telling and a blandness to some of the pages, the third issue of this miniseries doesn't have the impact of the previous two. However, there are some bold scenes and a moment or two where it will pull your heart strings. Still in the 'Keep reading' pile. Read Full Review

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