Adam.3 #1

Adam.3 #1

Writer: Scott Kolins Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 5, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Award-winning writer/artist Scott Kolins (Past Aways, The Flash, The Avengers) premieres his first original comic book creation: ADAM.3! A man born into a futuristic island utopia fights to save his troubled family as terrifying visions of a monstrous doom foretell the end to his Eden! Can Adam and his family survive S.E.E.D.S.?

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Aug 13, 2015

    It may not be traditional science fiction, but that is where it stands out. The slight mix of superhero elements mixed in with a world of giant animals, allows this to be to read for teens and adults as well. It could be argued that is appropriate for children as well, but there are some scenes of a sensual nature. That eliminates the possibility of it being for children. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Villain Smash - Brady Steele Aug 12, 2015

    Will there be more tribes or people next time? Do we need more characters when the animals are so entertaining? I'm very intrigued to see what will unfold in this five issue miniseries. There is so much eye-catching artwork and a compelling story to see in these first and second chapters that I eagerly look forward to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 5, 2015

    Adam.3 is one of those series that offers up a lot of teases and quirks that are interesting, such as some of the naming conventions that go on, the .3 of the title itself, and just the nature of the whole natural environment and technology that's included which leaves you wanting to know more of the world building. It's a little rough getting into Adam's speech patterns at first and interacting with the other creatures on the island, but as it progresses it starts to come together better and, while never feeling natural to me, flows in a way that makes a lot of sense. The book has a kind of simplicity to it in terms of story so far, but it's something that works to its advantage because of the quirks and teases that come into play that gives hope that it's something more. This is a beautiful looking book that has Kolins using his talent and technique in a great way, giving it some fantastic vibrancy and life about it that draws you into it. I'm definitely all in for what I hope is the Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 12, 2015

    "Adam.3" #1 is a bold step in a new direction. Kolins provides a quick introduction to the cast and the world but wastes little time in setting the table. Readers are invited in for the journey and are shown early on just how intense and invigorating this new world can be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 16, 2015

    There's a lot under the surface as Kolins is building his story along with the world. I just wish he'd have given a few more crumbs of connective information in this first issue to help me get my head around what's going on. In the end, the art and the format are cool enough that I'll be back for the 2nd issue. Hopefully things will begin to gel, it's a mini-series so I'm expecting to get some clarity sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 17, 2015

    The unique approach to Adam.3 might not work all of the time, and is essentially a spin on a very traditional story, but it will undoubtedly have you thinking about it after you've put the book down. Kolins has created something new out of some clear influences, and it is undoubtedly a labor of love that has gone into producing it. There is enough here to warrant at least a second look, and a solid world to continue building upon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Byron Lafayette Aug 25, 2015

    All that being said, Adam.3 #1 does have excellent artwork and a very interesting concept. Readers will be intrigued by the world of Adam.3 and that sandbox may be enough to draw them back for Adam's continuing adventures. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Self Aug 12, 2015

    Though playing with some fun ideas, Issue #1 adds up to nothing more than a fair start. There is enough cleverness here to reasonably hope for better as we get deeper into the story. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Aug 5, 2015

    Overall, Im saddened to say I really didnt enjoy this book. The art is gorgeous its probably the best art work of his career, however the story is a mess and leaves me with no anticipation to read another issue anytime soon. Kolins shouldve had a co-writer on the book as his inexperience with writing comics really shows, Im sure he has some good ideas but he struggles to bring them across to the reader or show why they should care. Its unfortunate to score this book so low, but fantastic art can only carry a book so far, both art and story need to work together, and theres an unfortunate divide between the two in this. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Aug 11, 2015

    Theres room to grow here, much as it pains me to give that backhanded compliment to what is clearly a labour of love from Kolins, but whilst theres a strong setting on the go, theres just not that much filling it right now, with only hints at what the edges of this reality have in store for us. I would love for him to prove me wrong, because hes created a superficially beautiful comic, and with a bit of effort, the seemingly hollow interior can be filled with delicious creamy plot. Well see what the next issue holds, I guess. Read Full Review

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