Magnus #3

Writer: Kyle Higgins, Chuck Wendig Artist: Jorge Fornes, Alvaro Sarreseca Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 16, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
9.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Magnus confronts her own personal demons as she visits a shady acquaintance - someone who knows her from back when she was better known as Magnus: Robot Hunter! - as the past and present collide while she's searching for a lead to track down her prey: a deadly, homicidal AI who's still on the loose! Will she be able to shake the specter of the past and capture the rogue AI before someone else is hurt? Also: Doc Spektor, Part 4! The story of the all-new master (and we use the term lightly) sorcerer continues... when Doc plays shrink - and both literally (and metaphysically) GETS INSIDE a client's head!

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 30, 2017

    'Magnus' is a magnificent literary feat that captures the imagination, transports the reader, and tells a riveting crime story as good as any novel or television show. My make-or-break point with a new series comes at the third or fourth issue. 'Magnus' #3 so deftly moves the plot along that you not only get important details but get more than you bargained for in the end. This is an easy "make" for this criminally underrated comic. If you want something to sink your teeth into, something that mixes 'Blade Runner' with 'The Matrix' but feels totally original then this is the one for you.  Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Aug 18, 2017

    A hallmark of comics success is when your story can't be told any other way " Magnus is a brilliant comic creation that utilizes the full creativity and flexibility of the medium to deliver a tense and personal reimagining of a very well-known character. I can't wait to see where we're going next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Matthew C. Brown Aug 21, 2017

    This scene may give us an idea of what's to come. I bought a whole seat, but it seems I'll only need the edge. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet Aug 23, 2017

    Overall, this is another strong issue of Magnus as they continue to flesh out the terrorist plot of the Frederick system. They are creating such a rich world and introducing so many ideas, I just hope that the series can last more than twelve issues. This is shaping up to be one of the strongest interpretations of Magnus yet, and it vastly expands the possibilities for the character in the future. Granted, if they can maintain the current quality, this series could be very tough to top. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 16, 2017

    Magnus has another strong issue here as the storyline moves forward and I'm already excited to re-read this opening arc in full in one sitting to see all the ties that bind it better. This issue works the two tracks well that converge but also split off at the end with the objectives firming up a bit more. Higgins keeps things moving with more background drawn into it while Forenes makes both worlds engaging, leaving you wanting more of each to explore. I'm definitely digging this run and am hoping it has a good number of issues ahead of it with this team if it keeps leaning more into the Asimov style territory. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 16, 2017

    Magnus #3 takes us a good fair bit deeper into this unfolding plot, while giving us much more to go on about this Magnus. Taking on this case made it inevitable for her to have to confront her past, demons and old acquaintances. Things can only get worse before they get better when the enemy is pretty much steps ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Walt's Comics & Books Sep 17, 2017

    Fantastic series, very strong 3rd issue. Reviewed here:

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Aug 21, 2017

    We got a brief peak at Magnus's childhood, which transitions nicely to the main plot. The artwork is still excellent, the elevator panel mixed me up for a second, but those two pages were a creative approach that I appreciate. I didn't care for the Doctor Spektor backup, it was fine but I'm not buying this for Doctor Spektor so it didn't do anything for me. I'm hoping Magnus doesn't get anymore backup stories in the other Gold Key books because this is the only character that I am interested in and I don't want to have to buy anymore of the other titles to get more of this story.

  • 6.0
    PBeck Aug 20, 2017

    May not continue to buy these gold key titles. Valiant did an amazing job in the 90's, but they have really fallen off.

  • 8.5
    Bill Blaze Aug 17, 2017

  • 8.5
    Zumba Sep 21, 2017

  • 8.0
    Peaches Aug 22, 2017

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