Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #3

Writer: Alex De Campi Artist: Simon Fraser Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

The correctional transport ship Antares is home to the baddest beauties this side of the Milky Way, but when their demented warden starts taking her jollies from the prisoners’ hides, the babes of Block E fix to bust out!

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Dec 4, 2013

    Prison Ship Antares sets out to be even gorier than Bee Vixens from Mars. This is the second story arc and third overall issue for this limited run anthology series and I hope that enough people buy it to warrant Dark Horse ordering a second run. There are some very smart people behind this comic that love and, more importantly, understand the Grindhouse genre. While there's plenty of the gratuitous nudity and gore that the genre demands, the plot, characters, and art make this more than just a momentary titillation. It's sexy and smart, gory and awful, and a whole lot of fun. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Dec 4, 2013

    The best way to describe this series is sensual. In that it appeals to the senses. It will arouse, disgust, and shock you. The entire ordeal is a provocative and irresistible tribute to an era of cinema long forgotten. The nice truth is that this comic is the perfection of the idea. This comic can achieve things in the voice of grindhouse that the cinema equivalent could never due to budgets, actors, and special effects. So the result is something better than the idea that inspired it. Which is a hard task to achieve but De Campi and Fraser make it look easy. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Dec 5, 2013

    Artist Simon Fraser jumps onboard this issue, and does a bang up job. Right from the second page, which features a prison shower filled with naked women, it's clear Fraser can deliver the goods. You can't take the stuff you see in Grindhouse too seriously, and Fraser embraces that. Every scene features near nudity or blood or both. The most horrifying bit comes when an inmate gets treated to a acid hose down, and Fraser draws renders the scene with goofy gore that leaps off the page. Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight could be called mindless entertainment, but sometimes that's exactly what the soul needs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Alan Shields Dec 3, 2013

    Grindhouse: DOAM changes things up in its third issue. The idea behind this book is that Alex de Campi writes 2-part stories inspired by the exploitation movies of the 70"s, with a different artist on each tale. It's fast becoming one of my favourite books out of the Dark Horse stable, and this issue continues to impress.Part one of 'Prison Ship Antares' takes us aboard a ship full of female prisoners destined for a new Earth. The Governor is a violent and torturous bitch, and the guards are all obedient clones, but there's an uprising brewing, and the inmates are apparently pretty badass too.Grindhouse isn't the most intelligent book out there, but it's not trying to be. Fitting entire stories full of unfamiliar characters into 2 issues comes at the cost of character development, but de Campi still manages to provide everything needed to stop the it from feeling incomplete, although the end point of this issue does seem to come at a slightly awkward moment. It feels like p Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Dec 4, 2013

    After a subpar premier, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight returns with a strong sophomore effort. Let's hope this good momentum keeps going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Dec 4, 2013

    The book is definitely for mature readers, and the story is for an adult sensibility. Alex De Campi does indulge in the finer forms of the exploitative, but she never becomes strictly gratuitous. No, there's a damn fine story brewing in this interstellar penal ship and its motley crew. Pay particular notice to the Japanese inmate because she steals the show"which is challenging to do in such a provocative comic. Read Full Review

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