Devolution #3

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jonathan Wayshak Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Raja and the rebel Marines have set out on a journey across the devolved wasteland to try and save humanity, only some of humanity like things just as they are. Check out the thrilling new series that Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class) describes as "a heavy dose of high-octane action, character drama, a world of strange reverse mutations, and social commentary - as we follow the last tribe of humans inoculated from the devolution agent as they set out on a desperate journey to try to find a way to re-evolve life on Earth."

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Mar 13, 2016

    Gritty, giant animals, and ruinous landscapes complete this strange sci-fi series. I will admit the addition of giant, primitive animals are a nice bolstering of the superb environments. Honestly, I'm not sure what they could add in either story or art to make me love this series anymore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 16, 2016

    Devolution doesn't progress the story much here at all in the bigger picture but it serves as the middle act piece well enough in getting the situation and location changed, whittling the cast down a bit in grisly fashion, and setting things in place for the final two issues. There are a lot of things going on here and I can see how it can wrap up in two issues, but it's still something that's going to feel like it's kind of superficial as opposed to really digging into what could be a great story. It's just a bit too compressed and theatrical in a way that undercuts what it can do. Remender's script and dialogue is solid enough and Wayshak nails the visuals perfectly once again now that he gets to cut loose in the wilds of this de-evolved world, so there's a lot to like here. It just feels like it could be a whole lot more than just a miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro Mar 10, 2016

    Devolution continues to be engaging in #3. After establishing the plot in the first 2 issues, the adventure is starting to pick up and the story is swiftly moving forward. The art is animated and raw but still representative of the harsh environment. Nature declares revenge on humanity in brutal fashion and makes one think about this new ruthless planet. Maybe the world would be a much better place if mankind were no longer on top of the food chain. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Mar 17, 2016

    This is a fun story, but it's starting to look like "fun" is all it's really intended to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Mar 16, 2016

    Devolution #3 is a bare-bones story supported by superior art. Plenty of stuff happens, but it's a lot of whiz-pow that seems largely unrelated to either of the two preceding issues, making it hard to identify a continuous narrative throughout the series. It's a high risk, experimental decision that isn't necessarily doomed from conception, but here falls short of the desired high reward. It's impossible to predict what will happen in Devolution‘s final issue, but it's a good guess the end product will wind up unsatisfying. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith Mar 16, 2016

    Devolution #3 puts this comic back on track, setting up perfectly for the finale. Let's just say someone we spent a lot of time with in the second issue isn't quite ready to give up the hunt. Gruesome, bloody, weird and wildly imaginative Remender's prehistoric wasteland is a wild ride that you won't want to miss. I'm glad my faith has been restored and perhaps reading this in trade form the entire run would've made more sense. Devolution still isn't my favorite by Remender by a long shot, but at least it's fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 17, 2016

    After the first two prevocative issues, 'Devolution' takes a detour into blockbuster popcorn movie territory by unabashedly going big with wall-to-wall action and light on the character development. It's a beautifully rendered sci-fi monster tale by Wayshak and Boyd though. Unfortunately, Remender leaves his protagonist Raja in the background leaving the narrative to the visuals without a clear direction. You still get your money's worth in sizzle but very little steak to fill you up. Read Full Review

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