Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #3

Writer: Tony Isabella Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

A deadly shooting. Two kids orphaned and on the run...with one of the alien super-weapons Tobias Whale is putting on the streets of Cleveland. Black Lightning must find them before tragedy strikes again. Because they are being hunted by police who consider them armed and dangerous...and by the murderous terrorist White Thunder!
RATED T

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Jan 4, 2018

    Buy, as this book elevates its quality each issue. Between Isabellas storytelling to Henrys art, and the intermingling of relevant issues, this has become my favorite book at DC. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Vronique Emma Houxbois Jan 3, 2018

    Ultimately, Black Lightning #3 is an intricately and powerfully constructed depiction of a kind of routine racialized violence that we need to dedicate ourselves to minimizing and eventually eradicating both in real life and in fiction to make way for the full and unapologetic flowering of Black America. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 3, 2018

    I really appreciate Isabella being able to so successfully blend comic book spectacle with real world issues so seamlessly. We're at the halfway point now with Cold Dead Hands and this book is demanding a second chapter or news of an ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Jan 1, 2018

    I've said this twice, and I'll say it again. Make this an ongoing series. This story will surely be wrapped up well in six. But there's surely enough to keep going after that, especially on the heels of the CW'sBlack Lightning television series premiering soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 3, 2018

    Things got real in Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #3 whether we are talking about what actually happens, what could have happened, or the stories told of where things did go wrong. This issue was all about the horrors of past tragedies and trying your best to make sure that history does not repeat itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 3, 2018

    A neat, emotional story that does very little to advance the encompassing plot of this miniseries. It feels like this isn't a miniseries at all, but the opening salvo to a longer run that I suppose might happen. I'd welcome it if it achieved the consistent quality of this book so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 3, 2018

    There's a great character at the fore, and a great comic here, but it needs to get out of its own way a bit. Read Full Review

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