Katana #3

Katana #3

Writer: Ann Nocenti Artist: Cliff Richards Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
4.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

If Katanas sword is shattered, whose souls are escaping?

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Apr 27, 2013

    So despite a big change in the art style, this issue continues to deliver a unique, entertaining comic series and I will continue reading it for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 28, 2013

    Had this series remotely resembled any of Akira Kurosawa's works, it'd be more enjoyable than it is. Instead, it's all Nocenti with her trademark confusion and looseness, with some forgettable art attached. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic May 7, 2013

    Katana is pretty much the same as it was in prior issues -- it's kind of weird (hint: there's a scene in which our hero hits a dude with a bowling ball), there's lots of combat and Katana once again fights the karate wino while wearing a cute outfit that doesn't look like she was dressed by some beardo comics artist. I think Nocenti is (wisely) giving her artists photo references. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 26, 2013

    I want to love "Katana," and when Nocenti describes escaping souls smelling of bitterness, mold, and yearning, I'm on board. But those little moments aren't quite enough to hold my attention. If "Katana" doesn't get a sharper edge soon, I might have to set this dulled comic aside. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 24, 2013

    However, where this issue suffers the most is in the art. Cliff Richards takes over pencil duties, but his line work isn't really the problem. The problem is that there are four different inkers on this book. All four of these inkers bring something to the table and the end result is that every few pages there is a drastically different visual aesthetic. It only adds to the stuttering narrative and wonky structure. It comes down to this: Katana has a long climb to become the series many of us hoped it would be. A long, long climb. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser May 22, 2013

    . . $3, 20pgs. Too many @#$%& ADs!! Great RYP Gatefold Cover! . . . Nocenti is continuing to improve upon the character and move along a plot, with some good moments throughout. I love the street master. The art continues to improve, although the 1st issue was more unique. Design for the Creeper does not look too good to me, but its hard to tell since it doesn't really fully show up despite the WTF! hype. Ans hey, that sword isn't a Katana...?

  • 6.0
    Sploska Jan 22, 2016

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