The Curse of Brimstone #3

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Philip Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
6.3Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

It's tragic enough that Brimstone's town was set on fire by his own hands, but now... his father?! Turning Joe into Brimstone was just for fun - the Salesman now holds Joe's father hostage as well! Brimstone must fight the Salesman's ice creaturess, the Hound, to save his father from her clutches. But without knowing exactly what his fiery powers wield, how can Brimstone be sure he won't accidentally destroy another town... or himself?

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 6, 2018

    The Curse of Brimstone wraps its first arc up nicely with a ton of possibilities to take the series now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 9, 2018

    Curse of Brimstone #3 is another solid issue in the New Age of Heroes title. The conflict is compelling and emotionally resonant, the art is atmospheric and well suited to the book, and the comic isnt wholly predictable. As such, this one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jun 7, 2018

    A three-issue arc makes a promise to the reader. It introduces a problem, a goal, and the forces that are in opposition. The end of the arc either brings the story to a resolution or sets up the characters for a long journey to achieve their goals. The Curse of Brimstone accomplishes both of these at the end of issue 3. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 13, 2018

    The Curse of Brimstone is the dark side of a hero's origin story. If Joe can rise above all this torment and tragedy, he could be a force for good in this world. He could just as easily turn into one of the most fearsome villains we've ever seen. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Joshua Page Jun 6, 2018

    While the artwork makes Curse of Brimstone #3 great to look at and fun to read, so too does some of the story elements. Apart from my gripes with characterization, I found Curse of Brimstone #3 to be quite enjoyable. Curse of Brimstone #3 is action-packed and fast-paced. It is a quick read that will most likely satisfy most fans of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 11, 2018

    Three issues in, The Curse of Brimstone is a gorgeous, haunting comic that is unfortunately devoid of anything resembling forward motion or characters to care about. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Jun 6, 2018

    This is simply an unremarkable and mediocre story. The plot isn't very interesting and the execution just seems massively rushed to me. The art can be really great but Tan doesn't do anything exciting other than his awesome depiction of Brimstone. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Garrett Hanneken Jun 6, 2018

    Although I am not the biggest fan of the artwork, the story is trying to work its way to something better than what it started with. We begin to feel for the protagonist as opposed to him coming off as a sullen nobody. If this comic is able to keep working towards what issue #3 establishes, then the series might see an improvement, but as of now, I can't say I would recommend this comic with any conviction. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jun 6, 2018

    There is promise to be had in this saga, but Brimstone goes off the rails too often to keep anyone interested for very long. Read Full Review

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