The Paybacks #3

Writer: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal Artist: Geoff Shaw Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Indebted superheroes keep turning up dead before the Paybacks can collect. What's worse, Night Knight suspects there's a traitor in their midst. In perilous circumstances like these, our heroes do the only sensible thing . . . they split up! Hey, these assets ain't gonna repossess themselves!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Nov 18, 2015

    I love that this comic is not afraid to be silly, especially since the premise, despite being sadly believable in its own way, is ultimately quite silly. But The Paybacks is not itself a parody: it's a comedy, and though it perhaps runs parallel with satire at times (especially in issue #1), this is shaping up to be a gorgeously rendered hero story of its own. Just like some of these characters borrowed some junk in order to be heroes, this creative team has borrowed the idea of superheroes from those far less deserving and, far from defaulting on the loan, they're making a hero story worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 17, 2015

    Arguably the funniest comic on the shelves right now, with some truly inspired gags peppering what's actually a pretty damn intriguing superhero mystery series, The Paybacks is another absolutely essential purchase from Dark Horse Comics. Buy it. Buy it now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 18, 2016

    This is the penultimate issue of the series and while it is mainly setup for the finale, I loved it still.  I really cannot recommend this series enough to every comic fan out there.  With the sequel coming out this summer, why not jump in now and get caught up?  I did and it was one of the best decisions I have made since eating ten tacos in one minute to win fifty cents! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Nov 17, 2015

    This is a series that youdon't want to miss out on; The Paybacksis a blast of fresh air in a genre that frequently takes itself too seriously.Whether you ask your Local Comic Shop to hold a copy of this comic for you the next time you visit, or add it to your pull list on ComiXology,this is a series that you should be paying attention to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Nov 24, 2015

    While it started out heavily satirical, The Paybacks has really grown into a dark comedy series that brings laughs one moment and uncomfortable truths in the next, giving readers a lot to chew on with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 18, 2015

    Paybacks has another solid installment, even if I do feel kind of weird about it in a way that I can't quite pinpoint. I like the raw and rough nature of it with the dialogue, the artwork and the snark in general that we get since it's balanced with some really amusing humor and lightness. The whole social aspect of the group is hilarious to watch, especially since it just ticks off Driver in a big way as he's just wanting the job done and none of this other crap. This issue starts to reveal more of what's going on and it's definitely curious, even if it doesn't truly reveal anything useful beyond it not just being a single individual. The whole Racer X angle/comment was spot on though and just adds another nice little layer to it all. I'm definitely curious to see what comes next, and to see if Night Knight can recover enough for someone else to give him a well deserved beating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Aubrey Douglas Nov 25, 2015

    Overall, this is worth your time. The story is brand new, so you could start here, or read the other two and then read this one. Reading all three books is definitely worth it. The story is fun, the jokes hit when they need to and the characters are interesting. I am looking forward to where this world is going. Read Full Review

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