Daphne Byrne #3

Writer: Laura Marks Artist: Kelley Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
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Daphne may have a lead on someone who can unravel the con she believes is being played on her mother. But is Daphne too late to prevent whoever it is from trying to take her under their wing? And does the mysterious spirit she calls Brother want to help her to save her mother? Or is he more interested in pushing Daphne to harness her seething rage?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Mar 4, 2020

    Overall, Daphne Byrne #3 is a solid comic. I really am sympathetic to her plight. She has almost no one on her side. Her loneliness is what makes her vulnerable. That last panel is really something. Jones' art is creepy to the point of perfection. I am all in for issue #4 Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 4, 2020

    Kelly Jones has a beautiful art style that is perfect for this story and the use of darkness and shadows is perfect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 4, 2020

    Daphne Byrne #3 ratchets up the tension. With its characters established and the nature of its supernatural encounters better defined, things go from fearful to downright terrifying in these pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 17, 2020

    This slow burn continues to delight as Daphne Byrne solidifies itself as one of the most unsettling comics on the stands today. This poor girl is trying to find her place in the world, haunted by a mysterious creature making quite a case to embrace the strange and unknown powers she seems to possess. Writer Laura Marks leaves just enough open to interpretation so there's a part of me that wonders if this is all in Daphne's head and I absolutely love that feeling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Mar 5, 2020

    In my review of the first issue, I suggested that this is a series that might benefit from being read as an OGN rather than a serialised publication, but now that weve got to the third issue Im actually really enjoying it in this format, and whether its intentional or not, the break between issues has actually kept me coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 4, 2020

    This probably qualifies less as a horror comic than any other member of the Hill House line, but that doesn't stop it from being a compelling story of a young girl's coming of age in a haunted town filled with dangers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Mar 4, 2020

    Jones and Madsen on art deliver a very “old-school” horror vibe throughout. It’s not a style you see as frequently these days, which makes it unique in that sense. It’s a little on the dark side, the use of shadows is omnipresent, but that does add to the setting somewhat. Where it detracts a little is that I caught myself sometimes not knowing which character is which in a panel (with the exception of Daphne, who is very distinctive with her long, jet-black hair). Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Mar 4, 2020

    Of the Hill House Comic's line-up, Daphne Byrneis the weakest. An interesting start has fizzled out now that it's mid-way through its six-issue run and I'm unsure if I want to continue reading it. While Daphne Byrne #3ends on a cliffhanger of sorts that offers up a darker and more occult path in the narrative, it still hasn't sold me. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Mar 4, 2020

    I didn't even know if I should go through with what happened in the book. The overall story isn't the best but it's not terrible; it's the way that it's told that makes you not care. And the art seems to be so inconsistent from frame to frame, especially the characters looking like the same person. I will say that the classroom scene was pretty cool, and the best part of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Mar 9, 2020

    I don't understand the praise that this book is getting, particularly from users. It's really not too good. The art is inconsistent in a way that doesn't bolster the atmosphere this book is trying to go for. The writing is basic and bland, not really doing anything besides the bare minimum.

  • 10
    Khamul Mar 8, 2020

    Rare now are comics like Daphne Byrne.Extremely well written and respects its audience as intelligent.One doesn't find an American comic that entertains and delivers an compelling philosophy of life and death. The terror of change is one of its themes...and the resistance to it.The art is exquisite.There are scenes which will never leave me in these panels.Terror is hard to put to paper, but here that terror lies.
    True gothic horror.
    Get Daphne Byrne and escape to another world.

  • 9.0
    Azrael Mar 11, 2020

    The artwork is a bit iffy but the story is fantastic. Some really old school horror and you truly don’t know what the specter that is following Daphne truly is. Then the subplot with the mother is also a nice twist.

  • 8.0
    GTMedia Reviews Aug 22, 2020

    I've reviewed several issues from DC Comics in which I felt like the series should have been released as a graphic novel. Daphne Byrne squarely falls into that category. I'm starting to feel like DC knows this but doesn't have enough content to make a profit so are just getting whatever they can from these titles. I also believe that Daphne Byrne #1-2 should have been condensed into 1 issue and the series would have flowed better.

    The positive about the issue is that it's a solid comic. It's still not particularly scary or creepy but it's interesting. The negative is that it took three issues to get here.

    In this issue, we pick up with Daphne and her spirit companion. He communicates with her telepathically and it i more

  • 6.0
    Otto Silver Jun 21, 2020

    Finally, there seems to be a point to the story. The art, particularly the faces, is still...
    *shakes head slowly*

    So far the story has been a decidedly average and a tad bit too predictable, but the series has turned into something that is good for when you burned through your weekly collection of new issues too fast.

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