The Occultist #3

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Our hero has turned his back on his monster-fighting responsibilities as the Occultist to be with his new friends, and a new love-but at what price? Bear witness as Robert Bailey breaks the ancient pact between the living and the dead!

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 4, 2013

    Another solid issue that throws Rob into a situation that he could not imagine the consequences to. They said bear witness as Robert Bailey breaks the ancient pact between the living and the dead, and that moment when it happens had great execution. This isn't just another day in the life of Rob Bailey, right now we see some sense of urgency to stop him before he does something he may soon regret and the cliffhanger at the end is a great way to keep us guessing about what is to come next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 4, 2013

    I for one am really looking forward to the next issue of this series. This has already been the best in the franchise and appears to be getting better and better with each issue. If you missed out on the first issue then you'll definitely need to go back in order for this issue to have any meaning for you, but it's worth it. It's one of if not the best book I've read this week. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Dec 6, 2013

    The Occultist #3 is a decent issue serving as a bridge for the rest of the series now that the plot has been revealed and the next phase set in motion. Anna's activities in this issue are the real driving force here and even though the actions of the Occultist are believable in the sense that he's susceptible to plot and fell in love quickly, it felt like this was explored in issue #2. However I am looking forward to how things unfold now that the pact between the living and the dead has been broken by the one who was supposed to protect it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Dec 3, 2013

    A solid book, let down slightly by the middle-ness ( is that even a word) of it. that ultimately is still enjoy reading. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Dec 3, 2013

    If there's one thing I can praise in this issue it's the artwork, which had enough really stand out panels and designs for me to remember them. But that's far from saving The Occultist issue 3; an un-engaging and unlikable protagonist is really what sinks this comic. I mentioned earlier that I thought The Occultist wants to be Buffy but with men but really it's more like Charmed with men and that is no good thing; the story and universe feel half formed and the metaphors serve no real purpose and worst of all our main character is shallow and self-centered. I described issue 1 of this series as stumbling but showing potential and I felt issue 2 continued that trend but here with issue 3 any hope I might've had for The Occultist pulling into something interesting has really fallen away, I hope I'm wrong about this one but as of right now I really don't recommend this comic. Read Full Review

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