Gutter Magic #3

Gutter Magic #3

Writer: Rich Douek Artist: Brett Barkley Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

It's mayhem in the skies of Manhattan as Cinder and Blacktooth steal an airship to track down the elusive Oppenheimer. The only thing in their way is a vengeful sorceress, her legion of minions, and a rampaging dragon!

  • 10
    Lizard Lounge - Neil Bason Mar 24, 2016

    A genuine work of outstanding quality. Issue three of Gutter Magic ramps up the pace but not at the cost of the story. There is a real depth to every nook and cranny of Rich Douek's wonderfully magical world and I'd urge everyone to dive in. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Mar 11, 2016

    Brett Barkley's art and Jules Rivera's colors are still good. I love seeing the bright and intricate designs when it comes to spell casting. I am no longer bothered by all the hatching because it just looks right with this book. The city and skylines look absolutely fantastic from different angles. The way this creative team handles fantasy characters and creatures is really nice to look at. Nothing is over the top and nothing is lacking. I love the color schemes of the clothing, buildings, and sky. The palette blends well and gives off a fantasy steampunk feel that the story tells. Nic J Shaw's lettering isn't so bold, and can be a calm element on the pages. Even without the use of giant speech bubbles, Shaw's lettering still holds all the emotion to it, along with Douek's words. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Mar 7, 2016

    Overall, this issue of Gutter Magic is the setup for the fourth and final issue of the miniseries.  Given the strong buildup the next (and last) issue should be awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Mar 10, 2016

    This is definitely the best issue of the series so far. Gutter Magic is on fire at this point " dragonfire, that is " and I expect the coming finale to really bust the glass of the backboard. It burns brighter and brighter as it comes to a close, and while nothing has been held back, I can't help but feel that all the fury thus far has been the thunder before the storm. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 9, 2016

    From sibling rivalry, to a vengeful Shiver, to a dragon assault, Gutter Magic #3 really picked up the intensity in a short amount of time. Even if this wasn't all worth it when Cinder gets to his destination, the adventure was worth it for every stunt he has pulled to reach that point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Mar 7, 2016

    Gutter Magic is an elegantly illustrated tale of fantasy. The world building is top of its class, and they whole team manages to pack so much content into each issue that its worth reading each one two or three times to really appreciate all it has to offer. If youre not reading this series, youve got some time to catch up. Gutter Magic #3 will hit shelves on March, 9. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Kieran Docherty Mar 10, 2016

    The key takeaway from issue #3 is that Gutter Magic continues to be excellent. It's thrilling and effortlessly cool. It's a real shame that there's only one more issue to go in this series. The more the better. This could easily develop into a long running title and would translate so easily into either a live action TV show or movie that it would be a real shame to stop after issue #4. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Mar 10, 2016

    Gutter Magic #3 continues the fun romp in this magical steampunk world by introducing airships and dragons in an exciting chase sequence. It also has a very poignant and character-defining moment in the beginning of the story. Unfortunately, Douek doesn't explore Cinder's character any further and there are a number of continuity errors with the artwork during the chase sequence that hold this book back. It's still good, but there is definite room for improvement. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Mar 13, 2016

    While I was somewhat confused by Shiver's motives, I really did enjoy every panel that the dragon was depicted in. Barkley's strong lines and bold colors really helped it to pop. Utilizing the diversion, Cinder's luck continues as he escapes the fray. Leading into the final issue it appears as if he may finally get the answers he's been searching for. I can't wait to see how the creative team wraps up such a fascinating and expansive miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Mar 9, 2016

    Issue three of Gutter Magic isn't filled with exposition, nor is there a ton of development. If, however, an issue needs to serve as an excuse to get the reader to the series' final destination, you could find worse vehicles. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 8, 2016

    Save for a strong climactic moment with a very large monster this issue has too many artistic hiccups and boring elements to make it truly good. It's still worth checking out if you've been reading along and it'll be interesting to see what kind of answers we have in store after that cliffhanger. Read Full Review

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