Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #3

Writer: Eric Shanower Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

  After the startling events of the previous issue, Nemo is quite surprised to find himself in Slumberland once again, but not altogether unhappy. While the princess, Bon-bon, and Candy Kid sleep, Flip takes Nemo on a garden tour until they encounter the wondrous Tessellated Tower-the most remarkable thing Nemo has ever seen. Meanwhile, the princess awakens to discover that Nemo has run off... and with the horrid Flip, of all people!

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jan 24, 2015

    You should be reading this series. If you're an adult or kid, everyone can find something to love in this wonderful world that Rodriguez and Shanower have crafted together. These two have brought me back to a place I loved a long time ago and have done so in a manner that feels like I never left. When my daughter is old enough this is the type of series I hope to introduce her to in hopes she'll find as much enjoyment from it as I have. These are the types of stories that won't only spark a new generation of comic book readers, but they will also spark a new wave of ideas spawned from the imaginations of those lucky enough to have visited the magical world of Slumberland. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Joe Winder Dec 13, 2014

    Overall I was impressed with this issue. I had already been enjoying the series but this issue was just so much fun to read. As I was reading it I was taken aback as I realized that some of the pages I was reading were pages I just read just flipped. This issue is a great read no matter the age. If you have children I would highly recommend picking up this series for them, you will probably enjoy it yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 15, 2014

    A visual triumph, even compared to previous issues, but rather flat, story-wise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Dec 10, 2014

    What is most surprising in Little Nemo #3 is where the adventure leads the two characters. Beyond the Tower, the story takes a turn that includes some new creatures and some interesting subtle elements that hint at the larger universe beyond the kingdom. Not only that, but the suddenness of how this trip into Slumberland concludes is surprising, especially in its implication. It does not betray the spirit of the series, and it directly aligns with how dreams can sometimes end. With the acknowledgment that the next issue is the last in this chapter, there is a bitter-sweet sensation lingering. Such a sensation only occurs with a book so clearly created with immense care and love for the material. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jimi Longmuir Dec 9, 2014

    Gabriel Rodriguez' art is holding up admirably, both reflecting the original but allowing for his own personal flourish. The scenes in the 'tessellated tower' in particular were eyecatching and allowed for a good few minutes viewing to fully appreciate the content. Nelson Daniels' colours, too, were good, especially on the covers, both of which paid homage to one of two of Escher's most famous techniques. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Dec 10, 2014

    Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #3 is a bit of an oddball issue. On one hand, the story and writing aren't particularly memorable this time around and not all that engaging. It's all good, but not as good as previous issues. On the other hand, the artwork is stellar and absolutely beautiful to look at from beginning to end. It's an amazing experience despite its shortcomings and you absolutely need to check it out. Read Full Review

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