Ei8ht #3

Writer: Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

As Dr. Hamm and the black-ops soldier Collins try to survive in the prehistoric past, the fierce warrior Nila and the chrononaut Joshua attempt to convince the rebel council to take up arms against the Tyrant before he releases a dangerous scourge and wipes them all from the face of the Meld!

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 15, 2015

    I always expected Ei8ht to be an impressive series, but the work that the creative team has delivered over these first three issues has been nothing short of phenomenal. Being fresh, creative and mysterious, this tale certainly knows how to keep fans hooked, with the culminate developments of this issue only taking these sentiments to a whole new level. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Apr 13, 2015

    Had I stopped twenty pages into the issue, I would have called this a sub-par issue in comparison to Johnson and Albuquerque's first two issue. However, naturally I finished the issue and received a thorough mind f@$% and once again hyping this comic as best I can. Three issues in and Ei8ht still hasn't let up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 15, 2015

    EI8HT continues to build some intriguing worlds and places in time with what it wants to do, showing the connections as they're exposed more and what the real meanings are. Giving more time to Joshua here works in its favor as he's starting to shift from reactive to proactive definitely helps to give it a greater sense of purpose, and more answers are tantalizing on the tip of the tongue here. Nila's fun to watch with the way she wants to change the world and getting some key time with the Tyrant and the Spear certainly adds its own color. There's a lot going on here but narrowing its focus for a bit with this issue ups the engagement level, especially with such detailed and thoroughly engaging artwork that you just want to take your time tracing your fingers over. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 16, 2015

    The script this month is a bit inelegantly paced, starting out slow and then cramming several key developments into teh final pages. But the overall effect is strong, as Albuquerque and Mike Johnson continue to build a fascinating world with its fair share of twists and surprises. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Apr 15, 2015

    But that's all a moot point, the wouldn't-it-be-nice-if's. Ei8ht is super fun sci-fi, illustrated by an artist at the top of his game, and with a charming script behind it. Don't be the one who has to wait months for the trade of this one to come out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 16, 2015

    Albuquerque focuses his work primarily on the foreground, resulting in a dreamlike atmosphere. It's purposeful and works well with the ever shifting landscape of the comic. The colors swirl loosely around the panels, opening events up instead of confining them. Ei8ht presents a world in which change and discovery are the only constants, and it's the presentation of that world in which the series is at its best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 16, 2015

    As time is fluid in this series, changing multiple times throughout the journey from front to back cover, Albuquerque has free reign to draw some amazing things: spaceships and astronaut monkeys, dinosaurs and artillery and even an attacking smilodon. If readers study Albuquerque's art, some other clues become clear as well. It's not telegraphed and certainly nothing has been predictable in "Ei8ht" to this point but, with this issue, Johnson and Albuquerque begin paying out the investment they've made in the story and continue to set up further developments. With Johnson adding a sharp coat of polish to the story and crafting the dialogue, "Ei8ht" #3 is a sharp looking book that proves Albuquerque is as reliable a storyteller as he is an artist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Apr 15, 2015

    What can be said about Rafael Albuquerque's art that hasn't been said before? It's exquisite. Some of the compositions within this book will leave you breathless. And while it's a time hopping adventure, a lot of the story is told in facial expressions as characters interact with each other, and each action, each thought, is reflected through beautiful line work. While it's the weakest of the issues compared to what has gone before, it's still miles above a lot of what's on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Apr 13, 2015

    If you plan on continuing on with this book I'd suggest a bit of patience, as things seem to be developing at a slow and deliberate pace. Even with my concerns about character flatness, I still want to see where this thing goes, and I'll be hanging around for at least a little while longer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Apr 19, 2015

    With some of Joshua's memories returning and Nila's headstrong ways, the plan doesn't exactly go off without a hitch. Ei8ht #3 brings us to a surprisingly quick confrontation and continues to move easily and fluidly through time thanks to the gorgeous coloring. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Apr 16, 2015

    What works best within Ei8ht, though, is the voices that have been captured so early and effectively. The story is big and the ways in which it could go certainly have few limits. But the ability for the reader to invest in the characters is where a book finds its legs. Albuquerque and Johnson have been effective in that regard from the very beginning. In a stand out, but small moment, in this issue, Hari attempts to convince his older sister and Joshua to follow him, soon after revealing his mode of transport. This image and the quick banter to follow create an excellent little exchange. With a sense of their characters and the series will no doubt be enjoyable to follow no matter where the creators take it. Read Full Review

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