Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis #3

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Jim Calafiore Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

One of the great mysteries of the event that destroyed America's greatest city and turned its greatest heroes into savage hunters of humanity has been "Where are the supervillains?" Where did they go, and what have they been up to? This issue, we find out where all the bad guys went before the good guys made them obsolete! The intense horror/hero story continues as the tension escalates!

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Mar 10, 2016

    Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis #3 is another great issue. Although it didn't seem to go into as much depth as the previous issue on the theme of heroism and reification, it does provide us with an excellent character study and plenty of moments of fun, bloody terror. In some ways, this feels like a pivot issue, moving the story from one Act to another. Sometimes pivot issues can be pretty stale"lacking a sense of momentum and significance. Happily, that's not the case here. If you're not reading this, you should. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Mar 7, 2016

    Ah yes. That final page. While this may be a slightly slower issue in terms of overall storyline development, Simone uses the closing couple of pages to jerk the wheel and send the series careering off into an exciting new direction.  The change in dynamic is so completely out of left field and yet, at the same time, so wonderfully obvious that it's amazing it hadn't occurred to me earlier.  One thing's for sure though, both the pace and the stakes are about to be ramped up to a whole new level for the second half of this series, and you can most definitely count me in for the remainder of this white-knuckle, homicidal superhero ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Mar 8, 2016

    The series hits a lull in this particular issue, but makes up for it with its incredible art and the final page which sets up the rescue team's underlying motivations. This volume is appearing to be even more climactic than the first. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Mar 9, 2016

    If you are already following the story, and a long time fan of Leaving Megalopolis, I would definitely say pick it up. However, if you are new, I would not start with this one; try some of Gail and Jim's older issues, from the first series, and make up your mind from there. I give this issue 3 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith Mar 9, 2016

    What they did was create a wickedly fast-paced, violent action movie starring some truly twisted superheroes. If you like watching a bizarro Superman rip people's spines out, or a murderous Human Torch melt someone's skull, this comic is for you. The light at the end of this tunnel is that hopefully someone or something will come around that will stop them, but not before this comic gets your adrenaline pumping and your fingers flipping those pages faster than Fleet (their version of Flash) can cut your head off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Mar 16, 2016

    I love that this whole miniseries has a grid of interconnected covers, with this cover completing the top row of the posterized image. It reminds me of the Art Adams covers for Original Sin (of which I have all of them) that I would also like to get put up on the wall in a nice, nerdy collage of awesome art. This book, even though it’s about a city filled with superheroes who are turned evil by some monstrous creature that infected them with evil and rage, still somehow manages very well to feel very human. The stuff with the Disobedience Wolves was a nice bit of cinematic “otherworldliness” that I wasn’t expecting from this book, but seeing the good guy turned bad guy Ribbon show up, only to be dealt with in a VERY violent and graphic manner helps to drive home that this book is absolutely not something to be taken lightly. The humor of this book is really driven home with the interaction between the Crimson Dynamo and Mina, where he asks her to be his sidekick, and she literally laughs in his face- to which he counters by offering her steak. I know that I would definitely be someone’s sidekick if he offered me a nice supply of red meat and a safe underground lair to hideout in if the city were over run by super heroes turned evil (though, that almost feels like a first pass pitch to 10 Cloverfield Lane). The art on this book is dark and awesome, realistic, even with the outrageous violence, and really just a lot of fun to read. I am interested to see where the spelunking couple ends up, and to find out more about whatever this is that infected all these heroes. Not to mention the last page of this book- that final reveal, and the turn that this story took here, at the halfway point, was one that I did not see coming, but that really blew my mind. I cannot wait for more, and I am really, REALLY excited for more of the Megalopolis story to unfold. I really hope that this miniseries isn’t the end of Megalopolis, because I think that this is a big, and ver

  • 10
    transfemmefatale Sep 11, 2016

  • 8.0
    truffaz Jul 31, 2016

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