The Unexpected #3

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Cary Nord Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 1, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
7.5Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

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Thanagarian demon Onimar Synn stands prepared to wipe out everyone on Earth to get his claws on the vibroactive Nth metal accidentally created by Neon the Unknown and the Unexpected. Is this new version of Nth metal the most powerful weapon in the galaxy? Or is it the fuel to bring about a new evolution and propel mankind into the future? Plus, get ready for a showdown of Jurassic proportions, as Synn locks horns with a rampaging Brontadon in Monster Valley!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Aug 1, 2018

    It's Jack Kirby meets J.R.R. Tolkien! This one's terrifically trippy from beginning to end! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 31, 2018

    The Unexpected continues to be heavy on both action and detail, creating a book with as much to offer casual readers as it does obsessive superhero fans. The Unexpected #3 delves even deeper into Dark Night Metals fallout, a nice reward for DC devotees. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Aug 2, 2018

    THE UNEXPECTED #3 has its problems and definitely has some more room to grow. However, it's still one of the best issues in the series to date. With a healthy amount of characterization and some beautiful visuals, this is a story that's finally finding its way. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Aug 3, 2018

    Orlando builds great character relationships and resurfaces fun DC lore, and the Nord/Farmer/Hanna/Cox art team deliver a style that feels stylish and Mignola-esque. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 7, 2018

    Art wise there are some really great camera angles that are used, and though I am incapable of specifying why, some of the work feels a bit like Mignola. It doesnt look anything like Mignolas work, which is why I am not certain that I get that sensation. But its a compliment, nevertheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Brandon Davis Aug 1, 2018

    A welcome clarification of the mission and stakes is introduced, as a quick-and-awesome action-sequence accompanies the interesting exposition. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 1, 2018

    The plot is still significantly scattered, and we wind up barely knowing the characters besides Firebrand so far. It's a mess, but it's an interesting one. Orlando is doing Morrison here, and we know Morrison can be hit and miss " but I'm intrigued enough to take the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Aug 1, 2018

    Taking readers in Unexpected directions, this series has hit its stride and it's all the more fun for it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Aug 2, 2018

    Slow and steady improvement is all a comic needs to keep me going, and this comic delivered improvement in spades. I can't wait to see how a new arrival to the series impacts things. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Corps - Keith OneShot Aug 1, 2018

    As for this book and the rest of New Age of Heroes books, I'm still uncertain what the final fate will be for these characters and their overall impact on the greater DC Comics landscape which will fall into obscurity or might become an unexpected breakout success. Only time will tell, but that's a chapter for another day. Read Full Review

  • 3.2
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Aug 1, 2018

    This title is sinking quickly into a morass of melodrama and nonsense. The explanations we need – like just exactly what this Nth Metal Isotope is and what exactly Neon and Firebrand plan to do with it – are frustratingly vague, while the ones we don't – the origin of the Ascendant and the history of his people – are overlong and slow the narrative right down. Nord's artwork has moments but is generally unimpressive this time around and the sense that the whole series is turning into a weird episodic shaggy dog story has become uncomfortably strong. Only better characterization and a clearer sense of purpose can save this series. Read Full Review

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