Blackout #3

Blackout #3

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere, Randy Stradley Artist: Colin Lorimer, Doug Wheatley Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The search for Scott Travers's missing benefactor has turned up nothing but mystery and even more trouble. And this time Travers/Blackout is up against eight-feet-tall, cheetah-fast, bulldozer strong, plasma-cannon-wielding, made-of-metal trouble. Good thing there are "only" three of them . . . for now!

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 4, 2014

    Blackout #3 is a good sign of things to come. We got a glimpse of Scott's past, an idea of what else the Blackout suit can do other than just teleport, and the threat is certainly one which can push him to levels necessary to become more than just who he was before. Now I wanted to overlook this, but the King Tiger story at the end I feel is something which might have to give because I want more from each issue of Blackout where pages are used for King Tiger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jun 3, 2014

    Blackout is developing quite well but needs to start answering some the questions it has posed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 4, 2014

    With the King Tiger moving its own events forward slightly with the demon inside being more forceful, we get a decent backup story that I still find myself wishing it had just gotten a standalone one-shot released instead. Blackout's story continues to feel a little haphazard in some ways because it felt like it didn't start us a good place and I'm still not on board with Scott as a character. But events are starting to come together a bit more for forming him and his use of the suit and that goes a good ways towards making him a bit more interesting by being proactive instead of reactive. The back and forth with Mechatronics has been a real problem point, but with him back there now and facing off against the big bads with just one more issue to go, the character should be decently cemented from there on out. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 4, 2014

    Blackout #3 would be at best a decent issue if it was the second one but considering the length of all the issues, enough just doesn't happen to make the overall series feel entertaining or engrossing. Hopefully next issue some series answers will be given but with the way this issue concluded I have very low expectations of that actually happening. Unlike King Tiger, which is excellent once again and has me anxious to see what happens next, Blackout just leaves me feeling left in the dark hoping that some story development will be the spark necessary to escape from its cold embrace. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Jun 5, 2014

    I really don't know if I will be back for this mini series' wrap up. It will take a complete 180 for me to get into the story. I keep wanting it to work, but I think my hopes have run dry. My hope is that Blackout can deliver on all surfaces. Go back to Mechatronics and have Scott literally live there. He can search files, using his brains, and then attack bad dudes with his suit, all while saving the company and discovering the truth behind Bob. It could be anything, Bob is dead or held captive for his ideas. The suit's ultimate goal is jump into times and change the past and predict the future to put some D-bag in charge. Anything could work. And then pile all that with kick butt action through the portals. So much could be done, but it needs a start. Give me the 180 I want. Read Full Review

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