Future Quest #3

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Steve Rude, Aaron Lopresti, Karl Kesel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

A "Vortex Tales" special written by Jeff Parker.
In the first tale, with art by Steve Rude, Birdman and Agent Deva Sumadi discover a F.E.A.R. secret rendezvous with a terrifying force that the terror organization can't control-but can Birdman?  And in the second story, with art by Aaron Lopresti and Karl Kesel, race across the galaxy to learn the secrets behind the incredible power of the mech-crushing monsters, The Herculoids

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 27, 2016

    Future Quest #3 is a fantastic read and I am delighted to no end that DC went forward with the idea of revisiting these characters. This creative team is firing on all cylinders and I can't wait to see what is coming next from Future Quest. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Jul 28, 2016

    This issue of Future Quest is a prime example of what I hope this series is gearing towards, a faithful tribute to the original series and yet allowing it to evolve into something that still stays true to the source. While we may stray from the current story, this side trip helps to marvelously flesh out the characters into people who we wish know as we journey into their world. If the cast is boring then so will be the tale, but this series is becoming one which I hope will hold our interest for many more issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Jul 27, 2016

    Future Quest is the everything we hoped for from the Hanna-Barbera characters. It's like Jeff Parker reached into the collective psyche of those who grew up on the USA Cartoon Express and combined the separate worlds we always wanted to unite. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Jul 29, 2016

    A book about Birdman and The Herculoids is my favorite release of the week. Go figure. Writer Jeff Parker doesn't miss a step even as Evan "Doc" Shaner goes away for an issue as FQ3 splits into two short-stories.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Slackjaw Punks - BeardMaster May 17, 2016

    From the variant covers released, we can expect to see many familiar faces from the Action Universe including Spaceghost, the Herculiods, Mightor, and Frankenstein, Jr joining Team Quest in their battle with Dr. Zin. Future Quest is led by writer Jeff Parker with artist Evan "Doc" Shaner and is due on the shelf of your favorite local comic spot May 18, 2016. If you're a fan of the classic cartoons or completely neophyte to the Hanna Barbera universe, this series is a definite add to your pull list! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Chris Jul 30, 2016

    Two very fun stories here that help flesh out the Future Quest universe.  I don't know a whole lot about any of these characters (barring Adult Swim parodies which I feel have aged quite poorly) and still managed to enjoy this even without the luxury (or hindrance) of nostalgia.  Parker brings the fun, and his artistic collaborators bring the joy.  Worth checking out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jul 27, 2016

    This issue is a fun and helps to show the details they are putting into this series. Now maybe we can finally get back to the story proper and they can finally introduce Mightor like they have been talking about in the descriptions for the last two books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jul 27, 2016

    Future Quest #3 expands the story and develops a history for it. And with the great art by Steve Rude and Aaron Lopresti, Parker has a Birdman story and a Herculoids story that shows just how great these characters are. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 27, 2016

    In short, this book consists of a pair of well-written, beautifully drawn tales, but doesn't feel like it continues the story from issues #1 & 2 so much as it serves as secondary material, ala the 'Front Line" specials that Marvel keeps throwing at us during their big crossovers. I can't complain about the quality of the stories here, but it is a bummer that this issue doesn't have any of the main storyline in it. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 27, 2016

    And I think that's something that's impressed me with the first three issues of this series. The comics feel natural and like they're ripped right from the animated series they're based on. This is awesome nostalgia for fans of these characters and the comic fills in some of the gaps for those who are new. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jul 31, 2016

    FUTURE QUEST #3 tells two unconnected anthology stories, both of which are good in a vacuum. However, the issue as a whole loses much of the momentum the series has built over its first two issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 27, 2016

    It's abundantly clear Future Quest is for anyone who wants to take a ride back to when comics were a bit goofy and a lot of un. There's nothing else quite like it on the stands today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jul 27, 2016

    If this were the first issue of the series one were to read, it would work perfectly as the reader could go back and pick up issues 1 and 2 and be totally up to speed. It is recommended that the reader do just that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jul 27, 2016

    Jeff Parker did an outstanding job with this issue, but this is one of those chapters that fills in back story. I know there's a better way to tell the tale. My scoring on this issue does not mean I have lost favor with the crossover; instead, I merely hate this technicality in story crafting that breaks momentum for the sake of issue 3. Read Full Review

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