Before Watchmen: Comedian #3

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: J.G. Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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I am a blood brother. Plus: The latest chapter in the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup adventure from writer and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 12, 2012

    Of course, with DC's spotty history with diversity lately " goodbye Asian-American Atom Ryan Choi, hello suspected terrorist Green Lantern Simon Baz " this is the kind of comic that will also lead plenty of people to be upset, to say that DC is being unthinking at best and cavalier at worst. It's not a clean comic, it's a dirty one. It's audacious that DC even printed it, and it'll definitely leave you thinking about it long after you finish it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 12, 2012

    Before Watchmen: Comedian #3 is an enjoyable read that treads more than enough ground to be worth your time. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 12, 2012

    J.G. Jones' artwork is solid enough. The sense of mood and general level of detail are stronger than they were in issue #2. On the other hand, the page layouts are fairly bland compared to many of the other Before Watchmen books. This is one case where the decision to distance the book from the nine-panel grid format didn't exactly pay off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Sep 12, 2012

    The Comedian is beginning to turn into a bit of character study for the character. We're seeing him change somehow. We're at that point where he becomes more menacing, more wild and less caring. He's butting heads with those he probably shouldn't and there's a sense that his cock sure attitude towards who he is and how he fits in is about to change as a changing Amercia comes crashing down on him. Of course none of this is unexpected to those familiar with history or indeed the original Watchmen but that doesn't make it any less great to read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 14, 2012

    This comic is a nice snapshot of a story for The Comedian. However, the story is very difficult to place in the larger context of the character in other comics. It's difficult to pull off a character that is so blatantly against rules and yet takes orders from Senators and has deep emotions when he sees a familiar face. The book is just not the best effort editorial nor in its execution. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Ben Silverio Sep 17, 2012

    I'm hoping that this series finds itself and gets interesting again very soon. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 12, 2012

    J.G. Jones' art is pretty awesome regardless of the issues I've had with the series. But the series feels like it is trying to find that magic moment that led Blake down the path that would eventually lead to him being tossed out his apartment's window. It just misses the point that Eddie Blake was this way from the very beginning. Read Full Review

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