Past Aways #3

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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As the PastAways grapple with the mystery of a gargantuan robot from beyond time, a shocking revelation threatens to fracture the group!

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley May 29, 2015

    There is a lot going on in "Past Aways" #3 and, as I mentioned earlier, must be read more than once to enjoy the high level of artistry from everyone involved in the issue's success. There are subtleties thrown in, such as the sly, humorous asides made by characters and the ways we slowly get to know them through their interactions in both words and art. Kindt, Kolins, and Crabtree are master storytellers and enhance the reading experience by never boring us. Whether it's showing us an entry in Herbert's "Travel Journal" or drawing the complex world within a robot, the creators cram tons of insight and fun into the issue without overwhelming us. They want the audience to have fun and they have succeeded in a magnificent way. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 27, 2015

    With several time travel books out there these days, it does take a lot to stand out and do something distinct. Past Aways is most assuredly a distinct book thanks to Kindt's writing and the really dynamic and wonderfully detailed artwork from Kolins, especially as he presents so many locales – including the inside of a bio-robot. The story here brings this robot piece to a close, and I'm glad it's not a huge investment arc, but it served to show more of what went on in the future that went wrong while also exposing more of the main cast and the things they faced together and separately. I'm really curious to see where else this book wants to go because it has so many options, and to continue to get more of this split storytelling design to see more of what makes these people who they are, and what secrets they may yet carry that impacts the presents day storyline. Very good and fun stuff all around that always hits the top of my review pile when new books come in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper May 29, 2015

    If I have one criticism of the book, it's that the characters aren't well developed quite yet. Personally as a reader, if the groundwork isn't laid out too well in the first three or four issues then I'm not going to be as invested as I should be, so like the problem with Past Aways #3 is that its high concept-obsession is a double-edged sword. It makes for some highly inventive, insanely fun storytelling but it also leaves the most important part of any story, the characters, by the wayside, so therefore I'm not as invested as I should theoretically be. Still if Mind MGMT is any indication, that sort of thing should be coming later on down the line, albeit not soon enough for my tastes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh May 27, 2015

    With all of the similar-seeming fare out there currently, I really, really hope people are giving Past Aways a chance, because I've had one helluva ball with this series and expect the same for anyone else smart enough to pick it up and check it out! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes May 27, 2015

    This issues goes someway to moving the story on for the team. With an actual means to accomplish their goal, they manage to put aside any differences they might have had in the future and at least for now, work together. Time travel seems to be a big thing at the moment, this is at least one of three books out there, joining the likes of Chrononauts and Ivar, Time Walker. Of the three, this has been my least favourite, but that may have more to do with the quality of the completion rather than any of this books shortcomings. Read Full Review

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