The Terrifics #3

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 36
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

"MEET THE TERRIFICS" part three! When will this superhero team bound by dark multiversal magic ever get any privacy? It certainly won't be today, because while Mr. Terrific feverishly works to free himself from Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl-but mostly Plastic Man-the team must also contend with the towering, rolling death-inferno that is the War Wheel.

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Apr 29, 2018

    It's a wonderfully enjoyable title that repeatedly delivers with each new issue, continuing to set the bar for DC's newest imprint. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Connor Willesden Apr 25, 2018

    The Terrifics continues to be fantastic and one of my favorite series at DC. The artwork was a shift from Reis and wouldnt be what I'd say fits the book, but it's not bad. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Apr 25, 2018

    The Terrifics has got the right balance of offbeat humor, the joy of superheroics, and a directed mytharc. As long as Bennett and Lemire continue their playfulness when dealing with the Dark Multiverse, I'm going to continue to reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 25, 2018

    The Terrifics is proving to be an intriguing title, and Lemire is adept at mining DC's wide body of lore and using it to create an engaging narrative. I hope that this title lasts, because I can't wait to see where the story will take us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 25, 2018

    Lemire continues building the mystery with Tom Strong and its one Im optimistic will have a worthwhile payoff. The Terrifics is off to a good start and easily has the potential to be the top addition in the New Age of Heroes ranks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun May 10, 2018

    While the team does feel like its hit a bit of a snag, the character development makes up for the loss of action in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Sean Urke Apr 25, 2018

    THE TERRIFICS #3 by Joe Bennett, Jeff Lemire, Sandra Hope, Jamie Mendoza, Art Thibert, and Marcelo Maiolo wrap up the current storyline. We get a better feel for all the characters involved while some high jinx involving a War Wheel spoil any downtime they have. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 29, 2018

    Terrifics continues to rise to be among my favorite DC titles with its third issue. The team has great chemistry, Jeff Lemire knows how to best present them, and the artistic team of Joe Bennett, Sandra Hope, Jaime Mendoza, Art Thibert, and Marcelo Maiolo do great visual work on the page. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 25, 2018

    A lot of the New Age of DC Heroes titles feel like a concept in search of a story, but this one has both, and it's being rewarded for it with the best sales of the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 25, 2018

    Emotions are running high after the events of The Terrifics #3. If anyone thought this was going to be another straightforward wacky adventure, this issue said otherwise. Things are only going to get worse before they get better for this team that just can't seem to get on the same page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Apr 27, 2018

    Overall, this issue was really good. The art change is disappointing and the story itself is sort of average but the character interactions are so strong and it just has this spark of fun about it that you really want out of a comic. I give it a strong recommendation and advise you to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 28, 2018

    The Terrifics continues to build something fun out of nothing, even if it's got to be a little weird and arbitrary to get there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 30, 2018

    With a touch of research toward Tom Strong in the mix and the mystery there, most of what we get in this installment is bickering or frustration. All of which is earned but it doesn't make for the most compelling read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 25, 2018

    Now that the proper introductions have been made, the real story can get started. An all-around great issue, The Terrifics #3 teases future conflicts, both internal and external, while also offering readers a look at how well these super-powered individuals can perform as a team. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 25, 2018

    Has potential to be more than a FF clone if it takes some risks. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Bill Bodkin Apr 28, 2018

    Joe Bennet's pencils may not be as sharply detailed as the work done previously by Ivan Reis, but it's enough to establish a seamless sense of continuity with the preceding chapters. This book thrives on weird visuals, and Bennet is no slouch in adding crazy new forms for Plastic Man to contort into. He keeps the book's distinctively strange action scenes flowing while never on the script's quieter moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 25, 2018

    The plotting of this issue ain't pretty, but then neither is most of the team. We get an inkling of how this four-person crew might operate in the future, but the high amount of exposition might limit one's enthusiasm. The potential for something special, yet unrealized, is here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 30, 2018

    The group dynamic is causing friction and this issue feels like it's spinning its wheels a bit, but it's still a pretty good comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 26, 2018

    The Terrifics sort of feels like it's building up to a big mystery around Tom Strong, but Lemire is taking a painfully boring route to get us there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 25, 2018

    Lemire's script does a fair job of replicating the feel of the old Fantastic Four comics this series is meant to emulate. Unfortunately, he's starting to cross the line from tribute to parody. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Impulse Gamer - Mark McKechnie Apr 26, 2018

    This issue did have some bright spots and did lay some groundwork for some potentially interesting future stories but standing on its own felt like it was lacking. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Dec 31, 1969

    Nevertheless, there is still fun to be found in these pages. Thanks to great art and a funny script,The Terrificsstill deserve to be a team and a series. But it's time to get to the point, already. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Apr 25, 2018

    While The Terrifics is supposed to be a homage of sorts to the Silver Age Fantastic Four comics, right now it just feels like a pale imitation at best. Read Full Review

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