New Challengers #3

Writer: Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
7.1Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

It's the New Challengers versus the Old Challengers! The original Challengers infiltrate Challengers Mountain to uncover the identity of the professor who's been manipulating both teams! As dark matter leaks from the Dark Multiverse, the New Challengers travel to the prehistoric underworld of Skartaris, stomping grounds of Travis Morgan, the Warlord!

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jul 19, 2018

    With an in-depth look at POV character Krunch, as well as the rest of the Challengers of the Unknown crew, NEW CHALLENGERS #3 is a fantastic addition to the series that is as fun as it is visually appealing. This is the best issue in the series to date, and while it does have some clarity problems, I would recommend this to nearly every fan of sci-fi adventures! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 18, 2018

    New Challengers continues to be an unpredictable ride and with yet another unexpected cliffhanger the twists don't look like they're going to stop anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 23, 2018

    New Challengers has a lot of interesting aspects to it with what it's doing but it pretty much lost me with this installment. There's just something that doesn't feel cohesive here in a way for it to make sense, which makes me feel pretty dense and that basically kills my enjoyment of it. As much of a fan as the original Challengers I am, and delighted to see them here, the story across the first three issues simply comes across as far too haphazard and busy. I imagine it all makes sense to the creative in how it's unfolding but from out here I'm left with a disconnect on what I should be investing in, characters to like, and a situation that I can latch onto well enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 24, 2018

    New Challengers #3 continues to build my curiosity about the mystery at the heart of the story. Mix that with good characters and solid artwork, and you have a book worth a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 18, 2018

    Overall, this remains one of the stronger books in the line. Iit's a wild, twisty " maybe a bit too twisty " callback to a bygone era. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 18, 2018

    The artwork is amazing from Kubert and Marion. I love the details in pretty much every panel and there are some great detailed panels when the team arrives in a savage land populated by dinosaurs. The features in those pages are amazing and a testament to great visual storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jul 20, 2018

    Its not the best chapter in this New Heroes title. I like the revelation about the new Prof and his connection to the Dark Multiverse, but everyone seems to accept it really quickly. The same goes for the explanation about the original challengers staying behind. No one seems to care, and it doesnt seem like a big deal when they die at the end of the issue. I understand the need to lead the story into the next issue, but without the tension to compel the reader to keep reading it doesnt make them want to buy it, and they should feel that want. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 18, 2018

    Having no history with previous teams of the Challengers of the Unknown is giving me a  hard time really getting invested into this series full steam ahead.  My favorite parts so far, are again this issue, the origins and learning about the New Challengers prior to coming into the crazy world they've been drafted into. The rest is kind of flying over my head and possibly rushed along because the series has a limited life span.  If you have a connection to the teams of the past I'd say give it a shot otherwise your interests probably lie elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Jul 18, 2018

    The potential for this book is in question because of the other New Age of Heroes stories being told in The Terrifics, Sideways, The Unexpected, and Immortal Men. Because of their particular power sets and storytelling everything that can be told in this series can also be told in those books, unless a clear path is made for each book or possibly a crossover event. It is hard to see where DC is wanting to take these stories, or if they are simply using these books to fill in the void in their weekly lineup of books. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 18, 2018

    At this point it is valid to ask why is this story being told and who is it for, because the answers are entirely unclear. Read Full Review

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